She gave up son for adoption. 10 years later, she uses Internet to track him down and now…
She is arrested for raping son
September 15, 2009
STORIES of deviant parents seem to get weirder as time goes by.
First, there were parents who abused their kids.
Then, there were those who kept them in dungeons as sex slaves and even made them pregnant.
Now, a woman in the US has allegedly used technology to abuse her child – by reportedly using the Internet to track down a long-lost son, then having sex with him.
Ten years ago, Aimee Louise Sword gave up her son for adoption.
MyFOXDetroit reported that she tracked him down, then seduced and raped the teen.
Sword, 35, from Detroit, was ordered to court last week on three charges of criminal sexual conduct for the alleged rape of her biological son.
Details of his age and whereabouts have not been revealed.
Prosecutors say the boy is still a minor, but won’t disclose whether he knew the woman was his mother.
Dr Gerald Shiener, chief of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, said: ‘I don’t think I’ve heard of another case like this in my career.
‘Our first reaction to hearing about something like this is that this is every man’s nightmare. It’s an abomination.
‘I’m at a loss for words because it’s something that we consider to be so out of the normal, so prohibited in every culture that it unnerves every man just to think about it.’
Sword surrendered to Waterford Township police on 24 Apr, the Oakland Press reported, but was freed on bail last Wednesday following her arraignment. The house at her listed home address is abandoned.
Waterford Township Police Sgt Scott Good told ABCNews.com that Sword began a sexual relationship with her biological son in the summer of 2008 after reconnecting with him on the Internet.
He said: ‘She had given the child up early on in life for adoption.’ He added that Sword’s adoption agreement permitted limited contact with the boy.
Sgt Good said police were notified about the alleged incestuous romance in the fall after being contacted by Child Protective Services (CPS).
After an investigation that resulted in the three-count warrant, Sword surrendered to police. She was released on a US$3,000 ($4,300) bond.
Sword’s lawyer Kenneth Burch told ABCNews.com that his client has pleaded not guilty ahead of the pre-trial date set for 21 Sep.
‘Anybody would be distraught and she is, because of the allegations she is faced with,’ he said. ‘She’s meeting this head on.’
Mr Burch would not go into detail about Sword or her life, but confirmed she has other children who have since been removed from the house by CPS.
There were never any allegations of abuse involving the other children, he said.
He also said that his client ‘maintains her presumption of innocence’ and the accusations of incest have been very difficult for her.
Sword wrote on her MySpace page that she was inspired by rapper and former jailbird Lil’ Kim because ‘she rises during the worst of obstacles’.
She wrote on the web page, where she uses the name Aimee Pope, that Lil’ Kim ‘reminded me of myself’.
Though Sword is apparently confident of her ability to recover from the charges, Dr Shiener, the psychiatric doctor, worries that if the allegations are true, the damage to the boy could be long-lasting.
He said: ‘This could be his first sexual experience, and his first sexual experience could be something so conflicted, so unusual, so prohibited that it will stay with him for life.’