A mother has spoken of her horror after her family photos were used by Cleo Smith’s alleged abductor to create multiple fake Facebook profiles.
Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, has been charged with abducting little Cleo from her family tent near Carnarvon on October 16 and keeping her captive in his derelict home in the town for 18 days.
Since his arrest for the alleged kidnapping, a web of Facebook accounts used by the Bratz doll collector have surfaced including ones pretending to be a teenage girl and a mother.
The anonymous Sydney woman discovered both her and her daughter’s images were used by Kelly for two of his fake profiles after being notified by a Reddit user.
Terence Darrell Kelly appears to have controlled several social media profiles on which he detailed his obsession with dolls toys, including this image which he captioned: ‘Nothing beats chilling at home with my Bratz dolls’
Kelly’s profiles had liked topics including ‘baby bikinis’ in the lead-up to the alleged kidnapping.
His Facebook accounts also communicated with each other to give off the impression they were real, The Australian reported.
The Sydney mother, whose images were lifted from her own social media pages, said her more distant relatives were also pictured on Kelly’s accounts as he tried to create a made-up family.
Kelly is accused of using the fake profiles to communicate with his main Facebook accounts Bratz DeLuca and Terence TezKelz.
The woman said she did not know why the 36-year-old used her images.
‘Of the millions and millions of people, what I want to ask is, why me? What have I done or what has my daughter done,’ she said.
‘Who is following us for this to happen?’
The mother said her discovery has made her and her daughter realise neither knew how to properly use social media.
‘My daughter hasn’t done anything wrong, and I haven’t done anything wrong, but now it looks like we are friends with this dude,’ she said.
Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, (pictured) has been charged with allegedly abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith. His social media profiles, such as this one above, detail his obsession with Bratz dolls
One piece of footage showed what appears to be a room in Kelly’s house filled with the dolls, many of which were still in their original packaging
Kelly’s Bratz DeLuca account – where he describes himself as an ‘alpha male dad’ – warned what he claimed were his children aged between 11 and 21 about the dangers of online predators.
The profile also featured multiple image of Kelly posing with Bratz dolls.
‘I love taking my dolls for a drive around, and doing their hair and taking selfies in public,’ the account wrote.
In a Facebook story uploaded two days after Cleo Smith disappeared, Bratz DeLuca uploaded an image of children playing on the beach with a sticker saying ‘baby girls are the best’ and ‘feeling blessed’.
As well as Bratz dolls, photos show Kelly was a collector of many other children’s toys including Disney princesses
Mr Kelly who is accused of abducting little Cleo Smith winked as he boarded a plane in shackles to fly to Perth where he will remain in jail ahead of his next court appearance
Cleo is pictured clinging to the shoulder of a police detective as she is rescued from the house in Carnarvon in the early hours of Wednesday
WA Police released the first photo of Cleo after she was found at a home in Carnarvon on Wednesday morning, having been missing for 18 days
Acting from a tip-off and extensive police work, detectives broke down a locked inside Mr Kelly’s home at Tonkin Crescent in Brockman, WA, where they found Cleo playing with toys.
The 36-year-old was charged on Thursday with allegedly kidnapping the four-year-old from a tent she shared with her family at the Blowholes campsite on October 16.
Pictured barefoot and shackled Mr Kelly winked at photographers as he was escorted by police from his cell in Carnarvon to a Western Australia Police plane.
Police have given few details about how they believe Kelly abducted Cleo or how she got from the campsite where she went missing to the house where she was found, but Facebook profiles linked to Kelly paint a picture of a deeply strange personality.