A woman who abducted a 2-month-old girl from her teenage mother after posing as a worker for a daycare center at San Diego City College pleaded guilty today to kidnapping and child abduction charges.
Talia Gore, also known as Talia Gone, admitted the felony counts on the day her preliminary hearing was to take place. She will be sentenced to six years in prison on Dec. 13.
The baby's mother testified in July that she was approached by Gore as she got off the trolley at City College, where she was taking classes.
Cassandra Malone said Gore told her she worked for a program at the school that could help mothers with babies under 5 years old with daycare and other baby needs.
Gore, 32, bought the teen mom, then 17, and a friend some food and asked her personal questions about herself and her daughter. Malone said Gore offered to watch the baby while she was in class, but she didn't feel right about it and declined.
Prosecutor C.J. Mody said the defendant and Malone eventually returned to the City College area and Gore encouraged her to go to the Garfield High School campus to get paperwork needed to enroll in the teen-mother program at the college.
Around 1 p.m., Gore told Malone she would take the baby into the campus' Child Development Center to care for her in the meantime. The mother watched as Gore pushed the baby stroller to the center, then left, only to return five minutes later to find that her child was not there, Mody said.
Police were notified, and a description of Gore, the baby and stroller were broadcast to patrol officers.
About 3:25 p.m., a San Diego police officer saw a woman matching the suspect's description exit a trolley in San Ysidro with a stroller and a baby fitting the missing infant's description, the prosecutor said. Police returned the unharmed child to her mother later that day.
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