Cops say man got teen drunk, punched out mom

A Kingston man is facing misdemeanor charges after, city police say, he allegedly provided alcohol to minor, then assaulted the teen’s mother when she confronted him about it.

Christian Soto, 26, of West Pierpont Street was arrested on Tuesday, May 14 at 12:19 a.m. According to police, the arrest occurred after Soto allegedly provided alcohol to a 17-year-old who subsequently became so incapacitated that they required treatment at an area hospital. When the teen’s mother confronted Soto, cops say, he punched her. Another woman who tried to intervene in the melee was also punched in the face by Soto, cops said. Police say that Soto also fought with police officers as they placed him under arrest.

Soto is charged with misdemeanor counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. He also faces two counts of harassment, a violation.


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