Aimee Louise Sword: Mom Had Sex With Long-Lost Son
Aimee Louise Sword, 35-year-old Michigan mom, is facing third-degree criminal sexual assault charges for having sex with her long-lost teenage biological son whom she gave up for adoption over a decade ago.
Aimee Louise Sword was arraigned this week on three charges of criminal sexual conduct for the alleged rape of her biological son, who is still a minor. The sexual relationship was started in the summer of 2008 after she tracked him down and reconnected with him on the Internet. In the fall, police were notified about the alleged incestuous romance by Child Protective Services. Prosecutors did not reveal whether he knew Sword was his mother.
Sword has other children who have been removed from the house by CPS since the incident, and there is no evidence of the children receiving any kind of physical abuse. Regarding the boy, due to his age and nature of the case, no further detail has been released.
"I don't think I've heard of another case like this in my career," said Dr. Gerald Shiener, chief of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. "Our first reaction to hearing about something like this is that this is every man's nightmare. It's an abomination," he told MyFOXDetroit. "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’s lawyer, Kenneth Burch, has defended his client against these troubling charges. She maintains her "presumption of innocence"...The accusations "have been very difficult for her," he said.
Sword herself has spoken since she first was arrested, writing on her MySpace page that she was inspired by rapper and former jailbird Lil' Kim because "she rises during the worst of obstacles." "Reminded me of myself," Sword wrote on her MySpace website, where she uses the name Aimee Pope.
Sword surrendered to police on a warrant and now remains free on bail. She has pleaded not guilty ahead of the pre-trial date set for September 21.