Aimee L. Sword had sex with her 14 year old son. The married, thirty six year old, mother of 5 living with her family in Waterford, Michigan pleaded guilty to having sex with the 14 year old she gave up for adoption. The Detroit Free Press reports that Sword apologized at her July 12, 2010 sentencing within the Oakland COunty Circuit Court. Sword faces up to 30 years in prison for having sex with the son she found on FaceBook after giving him away at birth to adoptive parents in Grand Rapids.
Mitchell Ribitwer, reported to the Detroit Free Press that when his client "saw this boy, something just touched off in her - it wasn't a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship." Sword insisted that she only had sexual intercourse with her son on one occasion though the prosecution and authorities believe there were many. Ribitwer also offered that his client "is searching for a reason this happened. She can't understand it."
Allegedly the boy's adoptive family gave him permission to stay with Sword without any knowledge of the sexual misconduct. The boy later reported the relationship to a counselor.