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California Woman, Mistie Atkinson, Arrested for Incest with Teen Son
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A mother, Mistie Atkinson, from California has been charged with incest after it was discovered that she had sex with her teen son in a hotel room. The mother and the son were found with sex videos in the hotel room. The teen is 16 and he had videos on his cellphone that depicted his mother performing oral sex on him. Authorities investigating the case also found nude photos of the 32-year-old mother that she sent her son when their relationship began earlier in 2012.

The teenager lives with his father, who has sole custody. The son knew that Atkinson was his biological mom. There is no documentation regarding how much contact the mother and son had with each other prior to the affair. Authorities did make it clear that Atkinson has no custody rights to her son.


‘Atkinson and the victim are aware they are biological mother and son,’ investigators wrote the arrest affidavit.

On March 2, the two were discovered in a hotel room in Ukiah, California. Atkinson was arrested and booked at the Napa County Jail. She was charged with incest, oral copulation of a minor, contact with a minor for a sexual offense and sending harmful matter to a minor. Police working the case said that the videos they confiscated from the boy’s cellphone depict his mother performing oral sex on him and then the two having intercourse. The videos were made on February 3 and February 4.

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Court documents noted that Atkinson sent nude pictures of herself to her son from her cellphone and sent sexually explicit texts with her son. The two allegedly discussed running away as a couple. Atkinson is also alleged to have sent nude pictures of herself to the boy from her cell phone. She is being held on bail of $200,000. A restraining order has been obtained by the father of the boy.

This case resembles another one from three years ago when a woman from Waterford, Michigan found her son she gave up for adoption when he was a toddler. The woman, Aimee Louise Sword, began a sexual relationship with her son that lasted for a couple of months before the guardians of the boy realized what was going on at the time. Sword pled guilty to a charge of third-degree sexual assault and received a sentence of 9 years in prison. Sword apologized to her children and the court during a hearing. She explained that she did not understand why she behaved the way she did and that she would begin counseling.



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