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Man left devastated after learning that the girl he had raised for 18 years was stolen as a baby

Charles Manigo, learned that the
girl he had raised and believed to be his own daughter for 18 years was
really another man’s child.
 

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“I named her — a name I had for a year. Alexis Kelly,” Manigo told ABC News “She was the love of my life.”

 Manigo’s former girlfriend, Gloria Williams, had allegedly snatched the
girl from a maternity ward, and lied when she told him she’d given
birth to the baby when he was away. ‘

Mobley grew up in Walterboro, South Carolina, thinking that Williams was
her biological mother, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Friday.
He said that she now appears to be a normal 18-year-old woman in good
health.

 
Gloria Williams, 51, is in jail, charged with kidnapping for allegedly
taking the newborn from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital on July 10,
1998.

Manigo and Williams raised her from the time she was a newborn, sharing
custody after they split up in 2003, and celebrating milestones
together, like her prom, he said.

“The person she called dad for 18 years isn’t her dad,”One of the
hardest things she said on Friday was, ‘Dad I love you,’ even though she
knows what’s going on,” Manigo said.”I talk to her every day,” he said.
“The attention is overwhelming to her. She’s still processing
everything. It’s a shock to me, it’s a bigger shock to her.”

 


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