Mom, Son Will Defend Their Romance in Court

By Newser Editors, Newser Staff

August 10, 2016


(NEWSER) – A New Mexico courtroom will be the scene of a trial sure to make many uncomfortable next month: A 36-year-old mother and her 19-year-old son have been charged with incest and face three years in jail, reports the Clovis News Journal.

But Monica Mares and Caleb Peterson are anything but ashamed: In fact, they say they're madly in love and hope their trial raises awareness of something called Genetic Sexual Attraction. "Nothing can come between us—not courts, or jail, nothing," Mares tells the Daily Mail. She gave Peterson up for adoption when he was a baby, and he eventually found her on Facebook and moved in with her after he turned 18, notes the News Journal. The relationship quickly became sexual.

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