The woman who used Facebook to find her 14-year-old son, and later became involved in an affair with the underage boy, will be sent to prison for thirty years.
36-year-old Aimee Louise Sword surrendered to authorities in April of 2009 after Child Protective Services became aware of the illicit relationship between the woman and her biological son. She was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Sword surrendered the now 16-year-old boy for adoption when he was an infant, and was married with five other children when the abuse occurred. Her lawyer says that Sword was confused:
“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,” Ribitwer said. “Aimee’s searching for a reason why this happened. She can’t understand it. She’s going to get some counseling.”
The Detroit Free Press says direct contact between the boy, who remains unnamed because of his age and the nature of the crime, began when Sword did not receive a yearly update from his adoptive parents. Sword was sentenced to 9-30 years in prison.