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.
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.