A woman and her boyfriend are accused of kidnapping her twin daughters from a Massachusetts bus stop. The pair were arrested and the girls returned to their father.
Photo: Lewiston Police Department
Photo: Lewiston Police Department

Relieved father gets 9-year-old twin girls back after they vanished from bus stop

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Plymouth police said the girls got off their school bus around 4 p.m. and went into a store.

That's when police said their mother's boyfriend, Craig Beaudoin,38, kidnapped them and took them to his home in Lewiston, Maine where he lives with the twins’ mother, 35-year-old Chereese Ford.

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Police said Ford does not have custody of  the girls and hasn’t seen them in years.

“It doesn’t appear they were harmed in any way, but it does appear they were forcibly taken,” Michael Botieri, of the Plymouth Police Department, said.

“It was scary. I’m sure it was scary for them and it quickly became very scary for us as well,” Botieri said

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Ford and Beaudoin have each been charged with 2 counts of Kidnapping, 2 counts of assault and battery on a child, and conspiracy to kidnap.

Both are jailed in Maine, where they’re scheduled for arraignment.  

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