Md. Woman Freed, Not Charged In Toddler Abduction

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say a 23-year-old woman who was arrested for abducting a friend’s 16-month-old child in Columbia has been released without prosecution.

Tiara Monique Williams was arrested Thursday afternoon in Suitland at the home of a relative. Police say the toddler’s mother reported the abduction.

But on Friday, Howard County police said Williams was once the mother’s long-time domestic partner and she had taken part in raising the child since birth.

Williams was released from police custody on Friday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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