Kidnapped girl back with grandmother

2011-12-05 09:41
Durban - The 10-year-old girl who went missing in Durban last week is back with her grandmother, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

“McKayla Rutgers has been placed back in the custody of her grandmother,” Captain Thulani Zwane said.

She was found unharmed in a flat in the Point area on Friday. She went missing on Wednesday after her mother Calene, who allegedly did not have custody of her, picked her up from the Seaview Primary School during the morning.

The mother was spotted by an old acquaintance who had learned through the media that police were looking for her and her 10-year-old daughter.

“We arrested Calene along the beachfront.”

She was expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges relating to the Child Care Act, Zwane said.

Rutgers's grandmother Leslie Raynard had custody of the girl.

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