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Three people arrested for buying, selling infant for $2,000

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 19:36:23-05

Police officers in Kentucky arrested three people for allegedly buying and selling an infant.

Police officials say they got a tip from Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School about a woman giving a child away.

Officers identified the mother as Maria Domingo Perez.

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Maria Domingo Perez

When they spoke to her, she gave conflicting statements but eventually admitted to giving the child to Pascual Jose Manuel and Catarina Felipe Jose.

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Pascual Jose Manuel (left) and Catarina Felipe Jose (right)

Manuel and Jose told officers they paid the mother, who has four other children, $2,000 for the child.

All three of them were arrested and charged with selling/purchasing a child for adoption, which is a class D Felony. Social Services took the infant into custody along with Perez's other children.