A mother from Waterford, Michigan will face at least nine years behind bars for having sex with her teen son, whom she earlier gave up for adoption. Aimee L. Sword says she can't understand why she wanted a romantic relationship with her son.
Sword, 36, tracked down her long-lost son (14 at the time) via Facebook and Interent searches, the Michigan courts heard. Her attorney Mitchell Ribitwer said, according to the Detroit Free Press, "When she saw this boy, something just touched off in her -- and it wasn't a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend girlfriend relationship."
Sword claims to have had sex with her son once. But prosecutors say there were other incidents at Grand Rapid hotel rooms and her home.
When her affair with her teen son occurred, she was married with her husband and five children. The boy was given up for adoption when he was a few days old.
The judge sentenced Sword to nine years to 30 years in prison.
At her sentencing, Sword apologized for the incestuous transgression. Ribitwer said, "Aimee's searching for a reason why this happened. She can't understand it. She's going to get some counseling."