Baby-selling allegations prompt custody fight
Woman’s bond set at $25,000
Two men stood in front of a judge Tuesday in a custody hearing for the three children of a woman accused of trying to sell her 5-month-old baby.
Osmani Peligrin, the husband of Kenia Bosque and the father of two of her children, ages 6 and 8, and Yoel Boza Alfonso, the presumed biological father of Bosque’s nearly 6-month-old boy, appeared in court Tuesday.
The custody hearing for the children was held after a bond court judge raised Bosque’s bond to $25,000.
"She didn't just try to broker the sale of a child,” said Presiding Judge Victoria Brennan. “She tried to broker the sale of her own flesh and blood. To this court, that callousness raises the level of her danger to this community."
Bosque is not allowed to visit her children.
As Bosque’s legal husband, Peligrin has the legal right to all three children, and he gladly accepted the responsibility.
Then, all of a sudden, the infant’s father asked to see his son. When a judge asked Alfonso whether he has a relationship with the baby, he said he does not at the moment.
Alfonso was arrested, along with Bosque, after being accused of stealing copper last year. Bosque told the state that Alfonso walked out on her when she was four months pregnant and that she does not want him near their son.
The judge agreed he should not see the baby. But after the hearing, Alfonso said he plans to petition for custody, even though he did not believe the child to be his until Tuesday.
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