5 things to know about Gloria Williams' sentence

Woman who kidnapped baby and raised her as her own sentenced to 18 years

Now a young woman, the kidnap victim asked the court for leniency in sentencing Williams, who could have received life behind bars for her crime.

Williams took Mobley just hours after her birth from a Jacksonville, Florida hospital in 1998.

After stealing the newborn, Williams took her to SC, named her Alexis Manigo, and lived as her mother until 2017. For the longest time, she kept the secret to herself.

'We can only ask that everyone respect her privacy, give her time to take things in, and continue to pray for the well-being of each and every person whose life has been touched by this nearly 20-year chain of events.

"There are no winners and no losers in this case", Judge Marianne Aho said just before announcing the sentence.

"I know I wronged you and I'm so sorry, and so many days, so many days, so many days I just wanted to pick that child up and say, 'Get in the vehicle".

'The family in this case suffered not knowing what happened to their child for approximately 18 years'.

Williams was given 30 days to file an appeal on the sentencing, although she can not appeal her guilty plea.

Williams raised Mobley in SC. During last month's sentencing hearing, Williams said she didn't tell the girl her true identity until she discovered she couldn't get a driver's license because she didn't have a valid birth certificate or Social Security card.

Alexis Manigo was born as Kamiyah Mobley
Alexis Manigo was born as Kamiyah Mobley

After finding out her true identity, Mobley told a friend about it. Williams was arrested in 2017.

Kamiyah has spent time with her biological parents since then, but still supports the only mother she knew. Williams showed little emotion during the announcement of the punishment that comes after the 52-year-old pleaded guilty in February and accepted a deal of 0 to 22 years in prison.

In court, Williams said the kidnapping occurred at a time when her life was spiraling from depression and the torment of an abusive relationship, WJXT reported.

According to news reports, Kamiyah did not attend Friday's sentencing hearing.

Gloria Williams enters the courtroom for sentencing, May 3, 2018, at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla.

A statement from Kamiyah Mobley's attorney Justin Bamber read, "The sentencing of Gloria Williams closes a painful chapter for all involved".

Kamiyah has met her biological parents, but says she still love loves Williams. In 1998 she became pregnant and said she believed the new child would heal the relationship between her and her partner.

'When you're reaching out to my child - I am your mother Kamiyah, ' she shouted, 'I am your mother!'

"I still feel the same way about her", she said at the time.

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