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July 13, 2010
Jailed for sex with son ... Aimee L Sword, 36. Photo: AP
A woman in the United States has been jailed after pleading guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the internet.
Detroit area mother Aimee L Sword, 36, apologised at her sentencing on Monday in the Oakland County Circuit Court where she was sentenced to at least nine years in prison.
She had pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a deal with prosecutors.
Police say Sword used Facebook in 2008 to find her son, who is now 16. She gave him up for adoption as an infant.
The Detroit Free Press newspaper reported on Tuesday that Sword received yearly updates and pictures from the boy's adoptive family in Grand Rapids, her lawyer Mitchell Ribitwer said.
But when she didn't get a picture when the boy turned 14, she contacted him online through a social networking site.
"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," Ribitwer said. "Aimee's searching for a reason why this happened. She can't understand it. She's going to get some counselling."
Originally charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, the former makeup counter clerk pleaded guilty to having sex with the boy once.
Investigators said she had sex with the teen in a Grand Rapids hotel and also at homes in Waterford in 2008, the newspaper reported.
After the teen got into trouble in Grand Rapids, his adoptive mother - not knowing about the relationship - agreed to allow him to stay with Sword in Waterford. Married at the time, Sword shared her home with her husband and five other children, toddlers to late teens.
But after he returned to Grand Rapids, he talked about the incidents to a counsellor, who reported them to police.
"It's the first time I've really seen something like that between a mother-son," Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper told The Detroit Free Press after the sentencing.
Judge Daniel O'Brien sentenced Sword 30 years prison, with a non-parole period of nine years.
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