Two Arrested in Case of Kidnapped Ontario Girl
By 250 News
The Chief of Oxford Community Police in Ontario, Ron Fraser, says two people have been arrested and charged in connection with the abduction and murder of 8 year old Tori Stafford. She is the little girl who was caught on video skipping along with her abductor in April. She has not been seen since April 8th when she failed to return to her Woodstock Ontario home after school.
In speaking to the media, Chief Fraser said the whole case has left everyone with hundreds of questions which he hopes will be answered during the court proceedings. Although the little girl's body has not been found, a 28 year old man, Michael Thomas C.S. Rafferty of Woodstock Ontario is charged with murder, and an 18 year old woman, Terri-Lynne McClintic (also of Woodstock) is charged with abducting Tori, helping Rafferty escape the area and being an accessory to murder after the fact.
The disappearance of Tori sparked a national search for the 8 year old with pleas going out across the country for news on the little girl's whereabouts.
The accused have been remanded in custody until May 28.
Chief Fraser says police believe Tori was murdered the same day she disappeared.
The search for Tori's body is underway and is focused in the Guelph area. Police are said to be acting on information from the accused female.
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Crimes against children are perhaps the sickest, saddest of all crimes.
Especially in light of the stats that if the child isn't found in the first 24 hours.