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Kidnapped Girl Found After Being Taken From Hospital 18 Years Ago

Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

Sep. 21 2018, Updated 2:53 p.m. ET

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Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

Kamiyah Mobley, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has been found living with her abductor.

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Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

The girl, now 18, was found in South Carolina under an assumed name, Alexis Manigo, with Gloria Williams, 51, who was arrested and charged with kidnapping her.

Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

But incredibly, Mobley defended Williams, the only mother she has ever known, on Facebook.

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Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

"My mother raised me with everything I needed…she is no felon," Mobley said.

Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

In July 1998, Mobley was stolen from her mother Shanara Mobley from the University Medical Center in Jacksonsville, Florida.

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According to Walterboro Live, Williams had suffered a miscarriage before allegedly abducting Mobley while dressed as a nurse. CNN reports that a neighbor in Walterboro, South Carolina, described Mobley as a typical 18-year-old who resided all these years with the woman she long believed to be her mother. They enjoyed getting their nails done together.

Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

Williams, who apparently was a social worker, allegedly used fraudulent documents to establish a new identity for Mobley.

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Kamiyah Mobley Alive South Carolina Kidnapping 18 Years

Mobley shouted "Mother!" and wept as Williams was in custody. However, The Jacksonville sheriff said that Mobley "had an inclination beginning a couple of months ago" that she may have been kidnapped.

"She's taking it as well as you can imagine," he said. "She has a lot to process. She has a lot to think about." According to the sheriff, her biological parents and grandmother were overwhelmed by the news.

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