(June 9, 2016)- A suspect in a bizarre 2015 abduction case pled to several charges yesterday.

Kristina Pantalias was arrested back in May of 2015 after stealing a car, abducting her niece and nephew, and taking them to an apartment in Fort Myers where her niece was mauled by a dog.

In an unexpected turn of events yesterday at a scheduled Child Hearsay Motion, the defendant pled.

Kristina Pantalias, W/F, DOB: 06-30-1985, of 2811 SE 15th Place #102 Cape Coral FL pled to the following 8 charges: Interference With Custody (2 counts), Grand Theft, Aggravated Child Neglect, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Controlled Substance (2 counts), and Child Abuse.

Kristina Pantalias, W/F, DOB: 06-30-1985, of 2811 SE 15th Place #102 Cape Coral FL pled to the following 8 charges: Interference With Custody (2 counts), Grand Theft, Aggravated Child Neglect, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Controlled Substance (2 counts), and Child Abuse.

Kristina Pantalias pled to the following 8 charges:

  • Interference With Custody (2 counts)
  • Grand Theft
  • Aggravated Child Neglect
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Controlled Substance (2 counts)
  • Child Abuse

Pantalias pled to 70.35 months (5yrs 10mo) in DOC followed by 8 years probation.  Pantalias has been incarcerated at the Lee County Jail since her initial arrest on May 12, 2015.

According to Detectives, the children are both doing well, and the child mauled by dog is still getting medical treatment for her injuries.

Link to original news release: Overnight Abduction Leads to Child Mauled by Dog, Drugs, Arrest

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