Mother and Daughter Arrested for Alleged Incestuous Marriage, Woman Previously Married Son
Many Christians (especially the conservative ones who are totally consumed by culture wars and marriage idolatry) like to insist it is necessary for a person to marry and have children, because supposedly, being married and a parent bestows character, godliness, and responsibility to a person.
Clearly, this is not the case, when we see news stories like this one, of a biological mother involved in an incestuous relationship with her daughter.
Patricia Spann, 43, married 25-year-old Misty Spann in March 2016 in Comanche County. Six years previously, she had annulled her previous marriage – to her son Jody.
In August this year, Patricia and Misty’s relationship was discovered by the Department of Human Services during a child welfare investigation. Under state law, the marriage of close relatives is considered incestuous whether or not they also have a sexual relationship.
A 43-year-old mother and her 25-year-old daughter accused of having an incestuous marriage were arrested in Duncan, Oklahoma, last Friday.
The illegal relationship came to light after investigators with the Department of Human Services began investigating children inside the couple’s home in August.
Patricia reportedly told police that she was not aware she was breaking any laws because her name was not listed on her daughter’s birth certificate.
An arrest affidavit explains that Misty and her two brothers were raised by a grandparent when Patricia lost custody of them. Patricia and Misty reunited two years ago.
Both mother and daughter were arrested then booked into the Stephens County Jail for incest. Bond was also set at $10,000 for each of them and they are expected to answer the charge in court in October.
If convicted the women could face up to 10 years in prison as incest is a felony in Oklahoma.
Patricia reportedly also married one of her sons in 2008 but that marriage was later (Link): annulled in 2010.
Just last month, The Christian Post (Link): reported on the story of Monica Mares, a 36-year-old Clovis, New Mexico, mother and her 19-year-old son, Caleb Peterson, whom she recently reunited with after she gave him up for adoption when she was just 16.
The mother and son couple are now fighting for the right to maintain their sexual relationship “just like the gays” after they were arrested and charged with incest.