Grandmother Batters Pregnant Babysitter, then Kidnaps 3yo Boy

Inmate BONITA SOTO
A woman was apprehended after she forced her way inside a home, battered her and took the roommate’s 3 year old son who was her grandson.

The 25 year old pregnant babysitter dialed 911 Wednesday from their home in DeLeon Springs.

Officials stated that Bonita Soto, 68, of DeLand, was the child’s grandmother and she was forbidden to take care of the boy because of drug and alcohol abuse issues.

Soto was pulled over and apprehended. The boy was not injured during this ordeal.

The child was returned to his father.

Soto was faces charges of burglary with battery and battery of a pregnant person.

Soto was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail and is being held on a $35,000 bail.

See the unofficial police report here:  https://www.rapsheets.org/florida/daytonabeach-jail/SOTO_BONITA/1051966