Wash. woman accused of sex with adult sonSEATTLE — A woman in Washington state accused of having sex with an adult son she had given up for adoption as a baby has been charged with incest.
The 33-year-old man told a sheriff's detective in May that he had a two-year sexual relationship with the woman beginning in 2004 after he tracked her down through an adoption agency.
The Seattle Times reports the incest charge was filed earlier this month against the 54-year-old Kirkland woman in King County Superior Court.
The woman was briefly jailed on Tuesday, then released. If convicted, she could face a year in prison and be required to register as a sex offender.
Information from: The Seattle Times
According to charging documents filed earlier this month, 54-year-old Katheryn Thornton invited her son. 33, to come live with her and she said his presence made her feel "excited." She also admitted to having sex with her son for 18 months at her home in the Kingsgate neighborhood of Kirkland's annexation area.
The son said his mother's younger children knew he slept in Thornton's bedroom, but they did not know about the sex, according to the documents.
Relinquishment of parental right relinquishes all rights as a parent of your child. You are legally STRANGERS according to the LAW. Then, you are charged with having incest, which is sex with a close relative!? Talk about double jeopardy! I woudl love to see that argument made in court.
And, why isn't the man charged? He found her and he's an adult. Does that not make them equally "guilty"? Wouldn't both be equally charged if they were brother and sister?