Current Terence Darrell Kelly - Abduction of 4yo Blowholes Shacks WA #2

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Kurve

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On 4 November 2021, police charged 36-year-old Carnarvon resident Terence Darrell Kelly with two offences including one count of forcibly taking a child under 16.

Kelly appeared before the Carnarvon Magistrates Court and did not apply for bail. The matter will return to court on 6 December 2021.

Kelly was flown to Perth on 5 November 2021 and was transferred to Casuarina Prison where there are concerns for his mental state after two self harming incidents and threats from other prisoners.

This case is unique and defies all the statistics leaving just about everybody including the forensic shrinks, scratching their heads.

Kelly's lived alone, continuing to collect Bratz dolls and building an elaborate fantasy life which was played out online, since his 'grandmother' died.

* I've opened this new thread anticipating less focus on the victim's familly and in line with their request for privacy. Also expect the victim's name as a minor may go under suppression.


* As this case is before the courts, sub judice rule should be observed.
 

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He was shopping while he had Cleo.

More recent purchases, while Cleo was still missing, seem to have attracted the attention of police with the local toy shop asked to hand over CCTV footage.

and

Neighbour Henry Dodd claimed he saw the accused kidnapper with a dozen dolls in the back of his dark blue Mazda one week before his arrest, when police were desperately scouring the state searching for Cleo.

Mr Dodd said the brand new dolls were still in their packaging 'as if they had been collected from the post office'.

Neighbours say they'd only ever known Kelly to 'walk everywhere' up until last year, after his grandmother died.

He returned home one day with a new model Blue Mazda, which he kept behind locked gates in 'the same spot every day'.

 

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It’s the psychological damage to parents and community and Cleo. That’s the thing. I know you can sue for that can’t you? For scaring the sh*te outta everyone.

Victim impact statements from the parents and perhaps other family members will be expected and submitted, but outside of that, emotion/trauma affecting the community, while the prosecution may make reference to this, will likely not be admissible.
 

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I can't get into this as behind a paywall but someone might in the next day or so. It looks interesting.

Dangerous descent into make-believe
Officers from the WA Department of Justice’s Special Operations Group are escorting Terry Kelly to a maximum security facility.

I can't get it either, but definitely want to read this article as it mentions about his Grandmother.

Mr Kelly was known to be close to a woman locals considered his grandmother, Penny Walker.
 

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Could it have been a selfie taken in a different country where they drive on the other side of the road?

Or was he just trying to fool ppl into thinking he was a passenger, by appearing to be in the passengers seat, because he did not have a registered car or even a drivers licence ?
He probably reversed the image to catch his better side.
 

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craffles mate, in saying that I have no sympathy for a child snatcher I’m definitely not one of these stalking his FB and leaving disgusting comments, or wishing him to get bashed and assaulted in jail. No one even knows what he did and why yet. And even if he wants to collect dolls too thats not so strange, many people collect toys…I’m not jumping to conclusions and inventing theories that his collection has anything to do with pedophilia, I‘ll leave that crap for the police, psychologists and courts to work out.

I’m more interested in how he managed to get a 4 year old out of a tent so quietly and keep her for so long in the middle of a town that was madly looking for her…that's the part that interests me, the actual crime part of it is bizzare!
Now that’s she’s home safely of course :)
Agree why didn't she make a noise. I think she knew him
 

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Ask Tom Doyle where he he would've started asking for information ten years ago, as it's probably the same areas worthy of seeking tip offs from now, because if it's a local, that mob would be the most likely to know who's come and gone in the crucial time frame, and probably be able to point the finger toward an individual with opportunity and inclination

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The police probably aren't in the position of where they just don't have enough information particularly with the $1m reward on offer, it may be now that they have too much and it's just a matter of time needed to sift through it all?


He was shopping while he had Cleo.

More recent purchases, while Cleo was still missing, seem to have attracted the attention of police with the local toy shop asked to hand over CCTV footage.

and

Neighbour Henry Dodd claimed he saw the accused kidnapper with a dozen dolls in the back of his dark blue Mazda one week before his arrest, when police were desperately scouring the state searching for Cleo.

Mr Dodd said the brand new dolls were still in their packaging 'as if they had been collected from the post office'.

Neighbours say they'd only ever known Kelly to 'walk everywhere' up until last year, after his grandmother died.

He returned home one day with a new model Blue Mazda, which he kept behind locked gates in 'the same spot every day'.




But, my guess was on the money, even if none of the mob is claiming it. In hindsight, the mob at Carnarvon knew, but didn't realise it at the time.

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It’s the psychological damage to parents and community and Cleo. That’s the thing. I know you can sue for that can’t you? For scaring the sh*te outta everyone.
They (the family) will be getting Victims of Crime Support now and through that they can claim compensation.
 

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Im assuming the max is 25yrs? , he may plead guilty.. which gives him a discount..
Im think 15-20 yrs.
Both classes of relevant charges, be it related to sexual assault of a minor and kidnapping carry maximum penalty in WA of 20 years. I looked it up earlier.
 

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I predict that he’ll be given the maximum penalty that the judge can give him for the crimes he’s found guilty for.
That's what most would be hoping for - but, while not a good comparison, given the bizarre nature of this case, when a child is abducted for ransom motives and providing they are not physically harmed in anyway, the perpetrator/s can often receive sentences of as little as 5 years jail...

Again, while not a good comparison, if you swap 'ransom' for 'obsession', that could at least be a starting point with sentencing - but actual motive is not going to be easy to determine here, given the perpetrator clearly has a few Roos loose in the top paddock...
 

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All they needed for now was one charge that was strong enough to have him thrown in gaol without bail, there will be an array of additional charges by the time he gets to court in my view.
Yep spot on. They had a time limit to charge him with something, or they would have to release him. Further charges later for sure.
I'm guessing sexual offences and probably holding a person against their will. Added to the child stealing. Perhaps more after that.
 

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