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Kamiyah Mobley kidnapper Gloria Williams pleads guilty, faces up to 22 years in prison

Gloria Williams (Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union)

Gloria Williams, a Walterboro, South Carolina woman accused of kidnapping Jacksonville, Florida infant Kamiyah Mobley in 1998 and raising the child as her own daughter, will pleaded guilty Monday to two criminal charges in Florida court.

Williams Monday pleaded guilty to kidnapping and interference of custody, and faces up to 22 years in prison.

Jury selection hearings for Williams on Feb. 8 were canceled, setting up Monday's plea hearing. Williams originally pleaded not guilty in May 2017.

Williams is accused of kidnapping Kamiyah Mobley nearly 20 years ago, and raising the girl as her own child in South Carolina under the name Alexis Manigo.

Williams was arrested in Walterboro in January 2017 following a years-long investigation. The mystery unraveled over the last couple of years when National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tips led authorities to Williams.

The Florida Times-Union reports Manigo eventually met her birth parents, but continues to support the only woman she's known as her mother.

Neither Manigo nor her birth parents were in court.

Sentencing hearings for Williams have been scheduled for May 3-4, 2018.

Read more about the Kamiyah Mobley case | (CLICK HERE)

(ABC News 4's Anne Emerson and the Associated Press contributed information to this report).

*(Clarification: A previous version of this story indicated Williams will face up to 27 years in prison. She will only face 22, as the sentences for her two charges will be served concurrently, not consecutively).


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