Bowling Green mother arrested after selling her infant baby for $2,000

Three people have been arrested in Bowling Green after a mother sold her two-month-old baby to two people she does not know.

The investigation began when officials at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School notified police that the baby was no longer in its home. Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Ronnie Ward told news outlets that a staff member at the school had been monitoring the family after concerns were raised about the well-being of her five children, including the infant who was sold.

On Tuesday, police questioned the baby’s mother, 31-year-old Maria Domingo-Perez, of Bowling Green, who initially said she gave her baby to a couple, 45-year-old Pascual J. Manuel and 37-year-old Catarina F. Jose, according to Bowling Green police. Upon further questioning, Domingo-Perez said she sold the baby to the couple for $2,000.

All three suspects were charged with felony selling/purchasing a child for adoption. They are being held in the Warren County Regional Jail on $10,000 cash bond.

All five of Domingo-Perez’s children were taken by social services.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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