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Lowcountry woman raised a baby she kidnapped, police say. 20 years later, she’s in court

A Lowcountry woman accused of kidnapping a baby nearly 20 years ago and raising the girl as her daughter was in court on Tuesday for charges related to the incident.

Gloria Williams of Walterboro was arrested last January and is accused of dressing as a nurse and taking newborn Kamiyah Mobley from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital in July 1998, McClatchy News reported.

Williams has pleaded not guilty.

Defense attorneys, citing heavy media coverage at the time of the kidnapping and last year after Williams’ arrest, are asking a judge to limit the public’s access to about 1,000 pages of documents until a jury is selected, according to Action News Jax television station in Jacksonville.

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SC woman kidnapped baby, raised as daughter, police say | Island …

A Lowcountry woman accused of kidnapping a baby nearly 20 years ago and raising the girl as her daughter was in court on Tuesday for charges related to the incident.

Gloria Williams of Walterboro was arrested last January and is accused of dressing as a nurse and taking newborn Kamiyah Mobley from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital in July 1998, McClatchy News reported.

Williams has pleaded not guilty.

Defense attorneys, citing heavy media coverage at the time of the kidnapping and last year after Williams’ arrest, are asking a judge to limit the public’s access to about 1,000 pages of documents until a jury is selected, according to Action News Jax television station in Jacksonville.

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Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped: report

Amber Alerts have been issued for two missing Texas girls who may have been abducted by a 44-year-old man with a criminal history and ties to southwestern Louisiana, according to reports by ABC News and Lake Charles-based KPLC-7.

Luluvioletta Bandera-magret, 7, and Lilianais Griffith, 14, were last seen Saturday (Dec. 30) in their hometown of Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin, the news stations report.

Authorities say the girls may have been kidnapped by 44-year-old Terry Miles, whose relationship to the girls was not immediately clear.

According to the report by KPLC-7, Miles is a person of interest in the suspicious death of a Round Rock woman. His criminal history includes a 2011 second-degree murder arrest in Sulphur, near Lake Charles.   

Teen kidnapped from Florida hospital as a newborn describes new …

A 19-year-old woman who was kidnapped as a newborn baby from a Florida hospital described the double life she’s lived ever since the world found out her true identity.

Alexis Manigo, who was born Kamiyah Mobley on July 10, 1998, told local South Carolina newspaper The Post and Courier that her life has been complicated since the woman who raised her, Gloria Williams, was arrested in January on kidnapping charges.

Manigo’s biological father, Craig Aiken, still calls her by her birth name, which was splashed across national headlines following her disappearance, according to The Post and Courier.

PHOTO: Craig Aiken, the father of Kamiyah Mobley, the 18-year-old woman who was kidnapped as a newborn, said he has so much to tell his long, lost daughter. ABC News
Craig Aiken, the father of Kamiyah Mobley, the 18-year-old woman who

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Teen kidnapped from Florida hospital as a newborn describes new life

A 19-year-old woman who was kidnapped as a newborn baby from a Florida hospital described the double life she’s lived ever since the world found out her true identity.

Alexis Manigo, who was born Kamiyah Mobley on July 10, 1998, told local South Carolina newspaper The Post and Courier that her life has been complicated since the woman who raised her, Gloria Williams, was arrested in January on kidnapping charges.

Manigo’s biological father, Craig Aiken, still calls her by her birth name, which was splashed across national headlines following her disappearance, according to The Post and Courier.

PHOTO: Craig Aiken, the father of Kamiyah Mobley, the 18-year-old woman who was kidnapped as a newborn, said he has so much to tell his long, lost daughter. ABC News
Craig Aiken, the father of Kamiyah Mobley, the 18-year-old woman who

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Walterboro teen kidnapped from Florida hospital as newborn rebuilds her life

WALTERBORO — The house hasn’t changed, except for what the police took with them that day. The sun still orbits overhead, reaching in with golden hope each afternoon through white curtains to illuminate what once felt like the most normal place on earth.

When her cellphone rings, Alexis Manigo still walks past her mother’s china cabinet full of ceramic angels and toward the front porch, still painted black as it was on the day Gloria Williams revealed the truth to her. Alexis steps through a door frame, still pulled loose where police forced the door open before they took Gloria away.

Alexis clutches the silver cellphone that is her lifeline.

She is 19, a normal young woman who also is another young woman. Two names, one soul.

“Hello.”

She smiles, showing braces wrapped in teal rubber bands. It’s her “superhero stepmom,” as Alexis calls her, the wife of her biological father, the man she met

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DC police release composite of 3-month-old kidnapped 34 years ago

– DC police have released a composite sketch of what a 3-month-old girl who was kidnapped 34 years ago would look like now.

Authorities say April Williams was just a baby when she was snatched from her mother’s arms at a bus station in the 1200 block of New York Avenue, Northwest near downtown on Dec. 2, 1983.

Officials said the suspect identified herself as Latoya, but could also go by Rene or Rene Latoya. Investigators said the suspect could have a sister named Latisha or Natisha and could have an astrological sign of a “Leo.”

The suspect was described as a young female with a slim build, standing about 5 feet 3 inches tall with spots on her face. Detectives said the suspect also had her ears pierced with two holes in each ear.

Williams had a notable birthmark on the top of her left wrist in a straight line, according to investigators.

The National Center for Missing

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Mother whose daughter was kidnapped in 1995 attends workshop held in KC on police response

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s one of a parent’s greatest fears– the kidnapping of their child. For the first time, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is hosting a conference with police chiefs of more than 30 police departments to figure out ways to work together to improve response times for missing kids.

When a child is missing, time is critical. More than 40 percent of all kids kidnapped are killed within the first hour.

Colleen Nick of Arkansas spoke Thursday morning with Fox 4’s Matt Stewart.

In 1995, someone kidnapped her six-year-old daughter from a little league game. Morgan Nick has never been found.

Her mother spoke to the chiefs of more than 35 local law enforcement agencies Thursday in Olathe to urge them to communicate better with one another. Besides using social media and Amber Alerts, they say the key to finding an abducted child is to work together.

“We don’t

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5 Kidnapped Teens Who Were Able To Escape Their Abductors

On average, there are 90,000 people who are missing at any given time in the United States, according to Todd Matthews from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Of these, about one-third are teens.

Teen abductions are usually high-profile cases that can garner national (and even international) attention, and sometimes with the help of law enforcement and media coverage, these teens can be reunited with their families. These are five teens who were abducted and later escaped.

Elizabeth Smart

The case of Elizabeth Smart took over the nation in 2002. The 14-year-old was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents and authorities tried desperately to track her down. Nine months later, she was rescued by authorities as a captive of Brian David Mitchell, a homeless street preacher, and his wife, Wanda Ileen Barzee. She says that she endured sexual assault, abuse and

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Child abduction survivor: My mom burned down our house and kidnapped me – WKBW

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children handled 20,500 cases of missing children last year. That’s why hundreds of Western New York cyclists geared up at New Era Field for a 100-mile bike ride.

Scott Berne was abducted by his mother following his parents divorce. He was nine years old while his parents fought for custody. Berne’s father was granted custody. During his mother’s first unsupervised visit, she kidnapped Scott and his younger brother, as a way to get back at Scott’s father.

“I was extremely brainwashed, to the point where I believed my father was dead,” says Scott of his mother’s influence on him. He says his mother also burned down his house and hired hit men to kill his father.

In the period of two years, Scott, his brother and his mother moved through five different countries and lived at 13 different addresses.

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