A judge on Friday sentenced a New Jersey woman to 20 years in prison for kidnapping a toddler from a store in 2008.

Eyvonne Alexander led the 3-year-old girl by the hand from the Unique Thrift Store in Elizabeth. Police had said the child was playing with dolls when her mother stepped away for a minute.

Police found the 57-year-old and the child at a gas station four hours later. The girl's clothing had been changed.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the sentencing judge called the crime "particularly heinous."

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