Father Who Was Duped Into Believing Kidnapped Kamiyah Mobley Was His Own Reveals His Heartache

The devastated father who raised Kamiyah Mobley as his own daughter for 18 years says it was a ‘huge shock’ to learn that his ex-partner had actually abducted her from a Florida hospital when she was a baby.

Charles Manigo says he only found out he was not Kamiyah’s biological father last week when his ex Gloria Williams, 51, was arrested in South Carolina over Kamiyah’s abduction back in 1998.

Manigo broke down in tears during an interview with ABC News. Charles said he and his former partner Gloria named their child Alexis Kelly Manigo after Williams led him to believe she had given birth to her while he was away with work.

The couple raised Kamiyah as Alexis Kelly in Walterboro, South Carolina and even shared custody of her when they split in 2003. The heartbroken man told ABC News that it’s a ‘million dollar question’ as to why Williams did what she did, but as devastating as this situation is, he said that it didn’t change his love for Kamiyah.