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Aimee L. Sword Sentenced 9 to 30 Years for Sex With Teen Son

Aimee L. Sword, a Michigan woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with her biological son in 2009, has been sentenced nine to 30 years in prison.

Sword, 36, had given her now 14-year-old son up for adoption as an infant. After she did not receive her annual update and photo from the boy’s adoptive family last year, Sword turned to a social networking site for help.

This undated picture provided by Oakland County Sheriff's Department via The Detroit News shows Aimee L. Sword. The 36-year-old Waterford, Mich. woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption but tracked down on Facebook has been sentenced to nine to 30 years in prison. (AP Photo/Oakland County Sheriff's Department via The Detroit News)


Sword, from Waterford, used Facebook to contact her son in Grand Rapids, police said.

“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,” her lawyer, Mitchell Ribitwer, told the Detroit Free Press. “Aimee’s searching for a reason why this happened. She can’t understand it. She’s going to get some counseling.”

In a deal with prosecutors, Sword pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct at her sentencing Monday in Oakland County Circuit Court. According to her son, the two had sex twice—in Waterford Township and Grand Rapids.

Sword is married with five other children.

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