Police Arrest Mom Who Allegedly Sold Baby for $2K

As well as the couple who allegedly purchased the baby
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2019 10:06 AM CST
Maria Domingo-Perez.   (Mugshot)
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(Newser) – A sad story out of Kentucky, where three people were arrested Tuesday—one of them for allegedly selling her baby, and the other two for allegedly buying the infant. Officials at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School in Bowling Green, Ky., reported to police that a woman was giving away a child. When contacted by police, Maria Domingo-Perez, 31, gave "conflicting statements" but ultimately admitted she had given the baby to a couple, CNN reports.

That man and woman, Catarina Jose Felipe, 37, and 45-year-old Pascual Jose Manuel (also listed as Jose Manuel Pascual), then allegedly admitted to police they'd paid $2,000 for the infant, who was born in October, per the AP. All three adults were charged with selling/purchasing a child for adoption; that's a Class D felony, per WKYT. Domingo-Perez's five children, including the baby, are in protective custody with social services. (Read more baby selling stories.)

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