Man accused of kidnapping Cleo Smith to face court today

The man accused of abducting Cleo Smith will face court today in Western Australia.

Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, was charged with various offences around the alleged abduction, after four-year-old Cleo was found alive and well in a Carnarvon home weeks after she went missing.

The alleged offences include one charge of kidnapping.

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The man accused of abducting Cleo Smith is transferred to a Perth prison.

Mr Kelly was transferred to a maximum security prison in Perth after a previous court appearance in November, during which he made no application for bail.

He is not expected to appear in the Carnarvon Magistrates Court in person.

The 36-year-old will instead appear via videolink from prison.

Cleo disappeared from her family's campsite at Quobba Blowholes in the early hours of October 16.

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Cleo Smith in hospital (Western Australia Police Force)

After weeks of searching, police found her in a locked home in Carnarvon at about 1am on November 3.

The lights were on and she was playing with toys when police arrived.

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Asked what her name was, the girl responded "My name is Cleo".

Mr Kelly was arrested a short distance from the property.

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