Bowling Green police arrest three people on allegations of selling and buying a baby

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green police arrested three people Tuesday in the sale and purchase of an infant.

“We received information yesterday from Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School by saying that they had information that say woman may have given a baby away,” Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said. “We responded to an address on West 10th and spoke with a woman. She gave conflicting statements but eventually did say she gave the baby away.

“She gave the couple’s name. We went and found the couple, was able to talk with them and they said that they had given $2,000 for the infant to the woman,” Ward said.

Jose Pascual, 45; Maria Domingo-Perez, 31 and Catarina Felipe, 37, are charged with sell/purchase child for adoption, according to online Warren County Regional Jail records.

Domingo-Perez, who has five children, is accused of selling her infant to Pascual and Felipe.

Domingo-Perez’s remaining children have been taken into state custody.