Police in Asheville, North Carolina, arrested a 45-year-old woman and charged her with having an illegal sexual relationship with her own 25-year-old son, reports say.
Melissa Nell Kitchens was accused of having a sexual relationship with her son, Shaun Thomas Pfeiffer, Buncombe County police said, according to the New York Daily News.
The pair face felony incest charges which bring a maximum sentence of three years in jail.
Pfeiffer is also reportedly facing additional charges of taking indecent liberties with a child as well as communicating threats and drunk and disorderly conduct. He is being held on a $70,500 bond.
The man is also married and the father of a toddler. It is not known if the child abuse charges are in connection with his child.
Pfeiffer’s mother, “Missy” Kitchens recently gave a hint of possible turmoil with her son with a Facebook posting saying she “respected” whatever decision he makes regarding their relationship.
“Just trying To Brighten The Mood—- Things are Very Stressful and I Love You and I Respect Any Decision— As Long as your Happy and Safe………. I miss you& wish I had more time w you…… Your Very Valuable and Hopefully The Stresses—- Will get better,” Kitchens wrote as reported by The Daily Mail.
Kitchens is being held on a $30,000 bond.
Another recent case of incest occurred in New Mexico as one Monica Mares recently rediscovered the son she put up for adoption 19 years ago, but instead of rekindling a mother/son relationship, she allegedly initiated a sexual relationship.
The New Mexico pair face up to 18 months in prison if convicted and have courts dates later this month.
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