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Kamiyah Mobley: In newly released video, teen hugs the woman accused of kidnapping her as a newborn

Florida prosecutors have released a video showing a teen hugging the woman arrested for allegedly kidnapping her and raising her for 18 years.

ABC News reported that the video shows kidnapping suspect Gloria Williams, 52, and victim Kamiyah Mobley, 19, embracing during a brief meeting in January 2017. The footage was reportedly shot by sheriff’s detectives in Jacksonville, Florida, shortly after Williams’ arrest

“I’m sorry, baby. I love you,” Williams is heard telling Mobley in the video.

The news station reported that Mobley goes on to say that three officers went to the home and arrested Williams like she’s some kind of “violent person.”

Williams is accused of kidnapping Mobley from the University Hospital the same day she was born. Police say Mobley posed as a hospital employee to abduct the baby girl she named Alexis Manigo and raised for 18 years, according to WJXT.

In letters acquired by WJAX, Mobley apparently calls Williams her mother and tells Williams that she loves her “no matter what.” In other letters, Williams allegedly calls Mobley her daughter and says that she will always be her daughter.

“I want everything to go back to normal. I want you home. I need you home. Yeah, I have a mom out here but I need my mother someone who knows me…,” Mobley writes in one letter, according to the station.

ABC News reported that prosecutors presented evidence in court earlier this week indicating that Williams’ stepdaughter was the person who tipped off the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children about the 1998 kidnapping.

On Thursday, Williams’ attorneys requested to delay her trial, which was scheduled to begin on Monday.

[Featured Image: Kamiyah Mobley and Gloria Williams/Police handout]