Woman Gets 9 Years for Sex With Son She Gave Up
She tracked him down on Facebook
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 13, 2010 2:27 AM CDT
Updated Jul 13, 2010 6:00 AM CDT
Aimee L. Sword, 36, has been sentenced to 9 to 30 years in prison for having sex with the son she gave up for adoption as an infant.   (AP Photo/Oakland County Sheriff's Department via The Detroit News)

(Newser) – A Detroit area woman was sentenced to 9 to 30 years in prison for having sex with the 14-year-old son she gave up for adoption as an infant. Aimee L. Sword, 36, tracked down the boy on Facebook and the two soon had sex in a hotel room and area homes. “When she saw this boy, it wasn’t a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship,” her attorney 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.”

Sword apologized in court. She was married at the time with 5 children. The boy eventually discussed the sex with a counselor, who alerted police. The prosecutor called it a "very tragic case," and said he was "concerned for this young boy and what it may have done to his psyche and his future."