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Teen taken as a baby meets her family for the first time

By Jason Dearen

A teenager who was abducted from hospital as a newborn baby has been reunited with her birth family as the woman she thought was her mother was charged with her kidnapping.

Thanks to DNA analysis, the 18-year-old now knows her birth name - Kamiyah Mobley.

Gloria Williams (51) was arrested at her South Carolina home on Friday.

Ms Mobley, who was raised under her given name, Alexis Manigo, was allowed to spend a few emotional moments with Williams, crying "Momma" through the caged window of a security door.

A very different scene was described by the young woman's birth family, who cried "tears of joy" after a detective told them their baby had been found. "She looks just like her daddy," her grandmother Velma Aiken said, after seeing her for the first time.

Ms Mobley was only eight hours old when she was taken from her young mother by a woman posing as a nurse at Jacksonville's University Medical Centre, Florida.

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