Cleo Smith’s alleged abductor had room full of dolls

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Cleo Smith’s alleged abductor had room full of dolls
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Young Cleo Smith’s alleged abductor had a room full of dolls.

Four-year-old Cleo Smith had been abducted from her family’s tent. Her alleged kidnapper held her captive for 18 days before she was found safe and well by police in Australia. Reportedly her abductor had a room heaving with dolls in his house.

Police arrested Terence Darrell Kelly, 36 after his home was raided. Police discovered Cleo inside a locked bedroom.

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Kelly has now been charged with child abduction. He has already appeared before the court.

Senior Sergeant Cameron Blaine was one of the police officers to find Cleo. Blaine commented: “The lights were on and she was playing with toys, I think that’s about all I want to say. This is still a matter that needs to go before the courts. There’s certain aspects about what we saw that is going to be evidence.”

The head of Taskforce Rodia, Superintendent Rod Wilde has not commented on whether dolls were at the property. He just said that he: “didn’t want to go into that.”


Video footage has appeared featuring Kelly in a room bursting with dolls. According to reports some of the dolls were still packaged. Reportedly Kelly took to Facebook last year to share a photo of him taking a doll for a drive. The photo was captioned: “I love taking my dolls for drive arounds and doing their hair and taking selfies in public”.

According to SMH, Kelly was also seen in another post holding dolls and wearing a Bratz doll shirt. The caption read: “Nothing beats chilling at home with my Bratz dolls”.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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