PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Twin 9-year-old girls have been reunited with their father after they were allegedly kidnapped Wednesday at their bus stop in Plymouth.
Boston 25 News cameras were rolling during the emotional reunion hours after the intense situation began.
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 38-year-old boyfriend - Craig Beaudoin - kidnapped them and took them to where he lives in Lewiston, Maine with their mom - 35-year-old Chereese Ford.
Police said that Ford does not have custody of them 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.”
Plymouth police chief confirms kidnapping suspects are Chereese Ford, 35, and Craig Beaudoin, 38. Chief says they have info both were in area waiting for opportunity to kidnap Ford's twin 9-year-old daughters. Girls are now safe with their dad. #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/4GwCNyI3EI— Michael Henrich (@MichaelHenrich) November 9, 2017
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.
They're currently being held in Lewiston, and will be arraigned on charges there.
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