The person charged with abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith might be transferred from Carnarvon to a maximum-security prison in Perth.
Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, appeared briefly earlier than a Justice of the Peace in Carnarvon on Thursday charged with numerous offences associated to the kidnapping of Cleo, together with one rely of forcibly taking a toddler underneath 16.
He was remanded in custody forward of the matter returning to courtroom subsequent month.
Kelly, who’s alleged to have acted alone and is but to enter a plea to his expenses, has no connection to Cleo’s household.
Western Australia’s Division of Justice on Friday confirmed Kelly can be escorted from Carnarvon, a small coastal city nearly 1,000km north of Perth, by particular operations officers to a maximum-security facility in Perth.
The police commissioner, Chris Dawson, stated Kelly can be topic to additional safety measures “for apparent causes”, having twice been hospitalised after self-harming whereas in custody.
Cleo was discovered alive and effectively early on Wednesday, 18 days after she went lacking from her household’s tent on the distant Blowholes campsite.
She was rescued from a property simply minutes from her household residence in Carnarvon, about 75km south of the campsite.
Police pressured entry to the house and located Cleo alone in a room, bodily unhurt and taking part in with toys.
Kelly was arrested on a close-by road across the similar time.
Cleo was pictured smiling within the arms of her mom, Ellie Smith, on Thursday when she was set to communicate to specialist youngster interviewers for the primary time.
Murder detective Cameron Blaine, who was amongst Cleo’s rescuers, stated she appeared to be holding up effectively.
“I can solely see her from the skin. However from that viewpoint, I’m amazed that she appears to be so effectively adjusted and completely satisfied,” he stated.
“It was actually heartwarming to see that she’s nonetheless bubbly and he or she’s laughing.
“She’s falling asleep in her mom’s arms. There was one event the place she requested if she may lay subsequent to Mum and have Ellie take a look at her whereas she fell asleep.
“It’s actually good to see that she’s adjusted, she’s getting some sleep, she’s taking part in within the yard precisely how you’d anticipate.”
Police are but to verify whether or not Cleo was saved at different places whereas she was other than her household and have been tight-lipped on the precise intelligence that led officers to her location.
That they had been searching for the motive force of a automobile that was seen leaving the Blowholes campsite across the time she was allegedly taken.