Tiara Monique Williams won't face prosecution

Kayden King-Gayman, believed to have been abducted, was found safe and unharmed. (Photo: Howard County Police)

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.