The woman who abducted Kamiyah Mobley as an infant has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on kidnapping charges.
According to CNN, an hours-old Mobley was kidnapped by Gloria Williams 18 years ago when Williams posed as a nurse at Florida’s University Medical Center. In early 2017, authorities finally located Mobley through an anonymous tip given to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and detained Williams.
“There are no winners and no losers in this case,” Judge Marianne Aho said at the sentencing hearing. “It’s a very sad case and many people have suffered, including Ms. Williams.”
“My life was out of control,” she told a local news station. “I lost everything.”
Mobley recently appeared on OWN’s Iyanla Fix My Life to discuss reuniting with her family and the traumatic experience. However, she rejected the process.
Williams apologized to Mobley and her biological mother, Shanara Mobley, stating, “I know I wronged you and I’m so sorry… so many days I just wanted to pick that child up and say, ‘Get in the car. Let’s go.’ I just couldn’t.’”