A mother and son in New Mexico are facing lengthy prison sentences after they declared they are “madly in love” and nothing will tear them apart.
Monica Mares, 36, and her son Caleb Peterson, 19, could be sent to prison for up to 18 months if they are found guilty of incest at a trial later this year. According to Daily Mail, the mother and son have promised that they will fight for their right to have a sexual relationship and are asking the public to donate to their legal fund.
In a recent interview, Monica and Caleb said they are going public in order to raise awareness of Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) relationships.
“He is the love of my life and I don’t want to lose him.My kids love him, my whole family does. Nothing can come between us not courts, or jail, nothing,” Monica said. “I have to be with him. When I get out of prison I will move out of Clovis to a state that allows us to be together.”
Though incest is illegal in all 50 states, specifics of the laws and punishment differ across America. Both Monica and Caleb currently live in Clovis, New Mexico, but they are not allowed to have any contact with each other per a court decision.
Monica was 16 years-old when she gave birth to Caleb, and he was immediately adopted. She didn’t see him again until he was 18 when she picked him up last Christmas at his adopted father’s home in Texas and brought him to live with her.
“The first time I met my son in person I was so happy and excited I gave him a big hug. I went to go pick him up at his dad’s house in Texas,” Monica said. “He gave me a call and asked me to pick him up, I got butterflies in my stomach.”
“I met him outside and I knew it was him when he came towards me. He was crying and he gave me a hug,” she continued. “It was almost love at first sight but first it was mother love. He gave me a mother hug. He came home in the truck and came to live with me and we were both happy as mother and son.”
Monica went on to say that nothing happened at first, but then she started developing “crazy” feelings for her son. She feels that her sexual relationship with him is acceptable because she did not raise him herself.
“It felt like I met somebody new in my life and I fell in love with him,” Monica explained. “At first I told him, ‘I’m sorry I don’t know how you are going to react to this. I’m your mom and you’re my son, but I’m falling in love with you.’ And he said: ‘You know what I am too. I was scared to let you know.’ He was falling in love with his mom and I was falling in love with my son.”
‘We talked about it and we took off to the park. I said, ‘Would you ever date your mom?’ And he said: ‘Would you ever date your son?’ And I said, ‘Honest truth yes I would,'” Monica continued.
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