A mother who made international news in December when charged with trying to sell her baby son has been arrested again in the Florida Keys.
Kenia Quiala Bosque, 30, was taken to the Monroe County Detention Center after being arrested before dawn Thursday on a prowling charge when a Monroe sheriff's deputy saw two people acting suspiciously behind a Key Largo auto shop.
A former resident of the Lower Keys now living in Hialeah, Bosque also was booked June 24 at the Stock Island jail on a count of violating probation.
Bosque's criminal record in the Keys started in November 2010 when she was arrested along with two men found burglarizing a closed shrimp farm on Summerland Key. They were stripping copper wire from the property, police reports say.
In December, Bosque was arrested in Miami on a charge of attempting to arrange an illegal adoption of her infant son, then 8 months old, in exchange for $7,000.
The illegal-adoption case originated in Monroe County. Bosque, who had moved to Opa-locka, called an acquaintance in the Lower Keys and offered to sell him the boy. The man alerted the Monroe Sheriff's Office and authorities tried to arrange a meeting.
Bosque reportedly set a time and place to take the money but did not show up at the Hialeah location. Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents and Monroe deputies then arrested Bosque, also the mother of an 8-year-old and 6-year-old, at her Miami-Dade County apartment.
Authorities said the fact that Bosque negotiated the sale on several recorded phone calls left them "fearing for the child's well-being."
The case made news across the U.S. and overseas.
All three of Bosque's children were placed in the custody of her estranged husband, the biological father of the older two and acting parent to the infant. After release on bond, Bosque was awarded brief supervised visits with her children.
In January, Bosque accepted a plea agreement in Miami-Dade family court that spared her prison time for the adoption offer, but required extensive counseling and parenting sessions.
Bosque formally acknowledged in the agreement that "under severe emotional distress [she] made an empty threat to exchange her child for a sum of money that placed her children at imminent risk of harm," the Miami Herald reported.
In Thursday's prowling arrest, Sgt. David Carey said he was patrolling near mile marker 104.5 around 12:45 a.m. when he saw an older panel truck turn its lights off as it turned into a side street. The vehicle stopped behind the Key Largo Auto Boutique, and two people left it to go behind a fence at the closed business.
When questioned a few minutes later, Bosque and companion Julian Soca, 21, of Key West reportedly gave conflicting reasons for their actions. Bosque also did not reveal her last name until another deputy recognized her.
A bolt cutter and gloves were found in the truck, deputies said. The area was under patrol because of recent business burglaries.
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