The California mom who re-connected with her estranged son, only to begin an incestuous relationship with him, has been officially sentenced. The stinger is that the woman doesn’t consider her illicit relationship with her son incest. She says it’s “genetic attraction.”
Rewind. In case you forgot the story, Inquisitr reported in May that Mistie Atkinson, 32, tracked down her estranged 16-year-old son on Facebook last year. The two were found in a hotel room on March 2nd engaged in incestuous activity. Police found nude photographs of the mother on the boy’s cell phone, including photos of her performing oral sex on him. Other text messages between the two indicated that they had planned to run away together. Atkinson was booked into the Napa County Jail and charged with incest, oral copulation of a minor, contact with a minor for sexual offense, and sending harmful matter to a minor.
For her troubles? Four years and eight months in prison, as handed down Wednesday in Napa County Superior Court.
Atkinson pleaded no contest to the charges leveled against her, and seemed to only take issue with one small detail – she doesn’t consider her sexual relationship with her son incest. “I don’t feel like I should have the charge of incest because there is something called genetic attraction that is a very powerful (phenomenon) that happens to 50 (percent) of people becoming reunited with a long-lost relative,” she wrote.
You know how they say that most statistical references are made up on the spot? There’s actually some truth to the one that Atkinson uses to defend herself. ABC’s Good Morning America ran a segment about genetic sexual attraction last month. This could be what Atkinson is referring to in her note. Although there isn’t any real scientific research into the subject, some psychologists say that biological family members who have been separated for a long period of time risk becoming sexually attracted to one another when they reunite, reports NY Daily.
Scientific backing or not, still gross.