Teen Says The Woman Who Abducted Her As A Baby Shouldn't Be Punished

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Kamiyah Mobley was just a newborn when she was snatched from her delivery room by a woman disguised as a hospital employee.

Mobley spent the next 18 years of her life as "Alexis Manigo." Her abductor, Gloria Williams, had miscarried her own baby a week before allegedly kidnapping Mobley from the University Medical Centre in Jacksonville, Florida in 1998.

A composite photo of Mobley with a police sketch of Williams.Jacksonville Police Department

The distressed mom had been hiding the miscarriage from her family, and authorities say stealing another woman's child was her way of covering it up.

It took almost two decades for police to connect the dots and arrest Williams, but Mobley says she doesn't want her kidnapper to be punished for her crimes.

Mobley and her abductor Gloria Williams, who pretended to be Mobley's birth mother for 18 years.Kamiyah Mobley / Facebook

The 19-year-old reveals she still thinks of Williams as her "mom," and says her childhood living with her abductor was perfectly normal.

“She was very smart, very loving and generous," Mobley remembers. "She was always giving everything she had to me and my friends.”

Mobley insists her abductor is still a "good person."Kamiyah Mobley / Facebool

“Don't get me wrong, I do feel like it was wrong. But we talked about it and I can understand at the time what was going on. I sympathize with her, I'm not mad at her - of course I forgive her.”

But not everyone is ready to forgive Williams, and Mobley's plea for leniency is causing friction between her and her real mother.

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