Mother, 2 others charged in sale of baby in Kentucky

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(L to R) Maria Domingto Perez, Pascual Jose Manuel and Catarina Felope Jose are accused of buying and selling a baby for $2,000 in Bowling Green 12-3-19

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – Police in Kentucky have arrested three people who are accused of selling and buying a baby for $2,000.

News outlets report 31-year-old Maria Domingo-Perez of Bowling Green is accused of selling her child for adoption to 45-year-old Pascual Jose Manuel and 37-year-old Catarina Jose Felipe. Jail records didn’t indicate whether they were represented by a lawyer who could comment for them.

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Bowling Green police said in a statement posted on Twitter that the department received information Monday from officials at an elementary school that a woman had given a child away.

Officer Ronnie Ward said the baby was born in October.

Police said the baby and Domingo Perez’s four other children are in protective custody.