An Oklahoma woman was given 10 years of probation after admitting that she had a sexual relationship with her biological mother that eventually led to marriage.
In 2017, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann pleaded guilty to incest in Stephens County, Oklahoma after the affair was discovered.
Misty’s mother, Patricia Ann Spann, lost custody of her daughter and two sons when they were young. The siblings were then adopted and raised by their paternal grandmother.
Patricia reunited with Misty in 2014 and said that the both of them ‘hit it off’ and started talking about adopting a child together.
Misty and her mother got married in March 2016, after Patricia convinced her that they were not violating the law by being together.
However, in September 2016, the married couple was charged with incest after a DHS child welfare worker uncovered the illicit relationship.
According to the law in Oklahoma, incest is a felony crime punishable by up to 10 years behind bars.
Misty then decided to take a plea deal, admitting to the relationship in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Aside from spending a decade on probation, the judge also ordered Misty to go for counseling and pay court fees.
At that time, her mother, Patricia pleaded not guilty to the crime.
Aside from their affair, it was also discovered that this was not the first time Patricia was caught in a romantic affair with one of her kids as she also married one of her sons, Jody Calvin Spann in 2008.
According to KSWO, Patricia told investigators that her relationship with her son was not sexual and she married him to stop him from being deployed to the military.
Two years later, that marriage was annulled by his son, on the basis that it was incestuous.
Patricia and her daughter’s marriage was also annulled by Misty’s request, who later said she was lured ‘by fraud to enter the marriage’.
Misty said that she agreed to get married after her mother convinced her it was legal adding Patricia consulted three lawyers about their marriage.
Patricia said she actually did the research and thought that marrying her daughter would be legal since she no longer has the same name as what was printed on Misty’s birth certificate.
Misty and Jody’s brother, Cody Spann told KSWO that their mother manipulated both his brother and sister into marrying her.
“I think she’s worthless she put my sister into this. She forced my sister into this, there’s a lot of people that know it,” Cody told KSWO. “For you to want to put your own daughter through this, what kind of person are you?”
“If that’s what you want that’s on you, but none of us kids want that, and now you got my sister behind bars because of your choices, why don’t you let that sit on you as a mom.”