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Police in Western Australia has charged Terence Kelly with “forcibly taking a child under 16” about the disappearance of 4-year-old Cleo Smith on 16 October.
He appeared in court in the town of Carnarvon, charged with forcibly or fraudulently taking or enticing a child under 16.
He is 36 years old.
Cleo Smith Disappearance
Cleo Smith disappeared from her family’s tent at a campsite on 16 October, triggering a massive search.
Police found Cleo in a locked home in Carnarvon on Wednesday.
The girl has since been reunited with her parents, who had made desperate pleas for her return.
Cleo Smith Found Safe
Missing girl Cleo Smith, four, was found alive inside a house in Carnarvon, Australia, two weeks after she vanished from a campsite where she was staying with her family.
The man who owns the house where Cleo Smith was found was seen buying nappies days earlier, and crying was heard from inside, say, neighbors.
Shocked residents in Carnarvon were speaking after a 36-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody for questioning.
Terence Kelly Charged
Authorities say Mr. Kelly has no connection to the Smith family.
On Thursday, Mr. Kelly did not apply for bail and was not required to enter a plea at the Carnarvon Magistrate’s Court.
He has been remanded in custody until 6 December, local media reports say.
Local media have been carrying images of the house where Cleo was locked up and spoken to the man’s neighbors, who have expressed shock that he might have been involved.
The West Australian newspaper said he had been described as a “very quiet” man who “kept to himself,” adding that everyone on the street had been told that they knew him.
ABC News reported that he had been recently spotted by a neighbor buying nappies.
Detective Sergeant Cameron Blaine, one of the officers who found her, said Cleo was alert and aware when she was rescued.
The lights had been on in the house, and she had been playing with toys.