Western Australia Police confirmed one count of forcibly taking a child under the age of 16 is included among the charges. 
The man was taken into custody shortly before four-year-old Cleo was recovered by police just before 1:00am on Wednesday, November 3. 
He will appear before Carnarvon Court on Thursday afternoon. 
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The discovery of the little girl brought to a close an 18-day search after Cleo was last seen inside her family’s tent at the campground at around 1:30am on the morning of Saturday, October 16. 
When the family woke up at about 6:00am later that morning, she was nowhere to be found.
WA Police earlier confirmed the man had “no family connection” with Cleo. 
“Given this matter is now before the court, police are unable to make any further comments on the charges at this stage,” the police statement read. 
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Detectives earlier revealed Cleo would not have been able to open the tent herself and that a car was seen leaving the area at about 3am.
Investigators had maintained Cleo was abducted, with the state government offering a $1 million reward for information resulting in finding her or leading to the arrest of the person or people involved in her suspicious disappearance.

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