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Cochrane RCMP lay more charges in abduction of O'Driscoll-Zak girls

Jacqueline O’Driscoll, 42, of Rocky View County has been charged with abduction in contravention of custody order and Michael O'Driscoll, 72, of Cochrane has been charged with public mischief. Both will appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on July 26

Cochrane RCMP have laid further charges in relation to the 2021 abduction of Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak and Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak.

Jacqueline O’Driscoll, 42, of Rocky View County has been charged with abduction in contravention of custody order and Michael O'Driscoll, 72, of Cochrane has been charged with public mischief. Both will appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on July 26. 

The Alberta RCMP Serious Crimes Branch located the girls in the Columbia Valley, B.C. on April 15, 2021, just over a month after the girls were last seen at their home in rural Cochrane March 12. 

At that time, RCMP charged Alison O’Driscoll, 38, and Therese O’Driscoll, 68, for the alleged abduction of Leonine, two, and Wyatt, five.

Both were charged with forcible confinement contrary to section 279(2) of the Criminal Code, abduction of a person under the age of 14 contrary to section 281 of the Criminal Code, abduction in contravention of a parenting order contrary to section 282(1) of the Criminal Code and abduction contrary to section 283 of the Criminal Code.