COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ)— Police have arrested a woman who they say abducted her friend’s baby.

Tiara Monique-Williams was arrested in Suitland, Md., at the home of a relative around 2 p.m. Thursday. She will be charged with child abduction.

Police believe Monique-Williams, 23, took 16-month-old Kayden King-Gayman while watching her alone at the child’s mother’s home in the 9400-block of Ridge View Drive in Columbia.

The incident was reported to police around midnight. Several hours later, the baby was found safe with a relative of Monique-Williams.

Investigators found the child unharmed at the same location in Suitland earlier Thursday. Monique-Williams was not at the location at the time the child was found, but returned to the residence later and was arrested.

Howard County Police were aided by the FBI, Secret Service and Maryland State Police in this investigation.

Comments (5)
  1. Ohmyheaven says:

    It sounds like this is just a case of miscommunication. Not kidknapping.

    Thoughts on that?

    1. TheRiley says:

      I’m gonna agree with you on that one.

    2. Dana Smith says:

      Hell no! Seriously, I have a 15 month old son and if I left him with a sitter, friend or otherwise, and they weren’t where I expected them to be I would call. If I didn’t get an answer, or a return call withing 5 minutes or so (diapers do need to be changed afterall) then hell yeah I would be calling the cops! If you can’t get in contact with the person who is supposed to be caring for your child, then any responsible parent should act as fast as possible! My child’s life isn’t something I’m going to play around with… perhaps you feel differently about your children.

  2. tgross says:

    If a person takes a child without permission, its child abduction. Not miscommunication. If you all were in the same situation, you wouldn’t be on here commenting about miscommunication. You would be getting the police involved as well. Think before you speak…

  3. JQP says:

    While, I don’t feel the need to insult the first poster here, I do disagree. On first reading the article, I thought there just were’t enough facts to make that determination, I.e., we don’t know what kind of agreement or relationship the parents and the sitter may have had or for how long the toddler was missing. However, upon further consideration, given that the FBI and Secret Service were involved, it would have to have been too long a period to be excused by an acceptable outing with the sitter. So, I have to agree with those folks who feel like this was appropriate action, though I disagree with their disrespectful demeanor.

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