Police: 3 arrested after allegedly selling, buying baby

Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 16:41:50-05

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Bowling Green have arrested three people for allegedly selling and buying an infant.

On Monday, police were informed by Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School officials about a woman giving away a child.

Officers spoke with Maria Domingo Perez, the mother of the infant, and found that she gave conflicting statements.

Perez eventually told police that she gave the child away to Pascual Jose Manuel and Catarina Felipe Jose.

Detectives and officers spoke with Manuel and Felipe, who told police that they paid $2,000 for the child.

Social services have taken custody of the child and Perez's four other children.

The three have been taken to the Warren County Regional Jail and charged with selling/purchasing a child for adoption, which is a Class D Felony.