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Cops: Child abducted by mom who abused her

Police are searching for a 10-year-old girl who was taken from her guardian Friday by her biological mother, who lost custody of the child after allegedly assaulting her last month.

Cops: Child abducted by mom who abused her

Kimiyah Scott and Moriah Ford
Kimiyah Scott and Moriah Ford

Update: Kimiyah Scott has been returned to a relative unharmed but her mother, Moriah Ford, remains on the run, according to the latest reports from police.

Police are searching for a 10-year-old girl who was taken from her guardian Friday by her biological mother, who lost custody of the child after allegedly assaulting her last month.

Kimiyah Scott is 4-foot-3 and 60 pounds with brown eyes, a light-brown complexion and curly black hair. She was last seen wearing pink-and-red pajamas, according to police.

Her mother, 27-year-old Moriah Ford, is 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds with tattoos on her chest and arms.

Police said Ford took Scott away from her custodial guardian around 10:45 p.m. Friday on West Gordon Street near 25th in North Philadelphia. They fled in a dark-colored Chevy sedan that was driven by an unidentified individual.

The details of Ford's alleged assault against her daughter are unclear, but police have issued a warrant for Ford's arrest on charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

Anyone with information on Scott or Ford is urged to call Central Detectives at 215-686-3093.

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