If they are found guilty of incest, Monica Mares (36) and her son Caleb Peterson (19 years) risk 18 months in prison and a fine of 5,000 dollars in the state of New Mexico.
As reported by local media, the judge will have to decide in this delicate matter. The issue is that Monica Mares (36) and her son Caleb Peterson (19 years) have a double relationship: mother and son but also lover and lover. If they are found guilty of incest, they risk 18 months in prison and a fine of 5,000 dollars in the state of New Mexico. They will know their fate on 15 September.
Monica Mares, who became pregnant at the age of 16, had at first gave her son up for adoption. When he turned 18, Caleb Peterson (who was first called Carlos at birth) contacted her mother via Facebook. The mother, deeply moved at the time to see his son, went to visit him at his house in Texas.
To believe their words, Monica Mares and Caleb Peterson had “love at first sight”.
Caleb admitted to having multiple sexual relations with his mother. He said his mother had always had bad luck with men. He felt the need to take care of her.
Monica Mares broke the silence in the Daily Mail. She claimed to be ready to go to prison for the sake of her son.
“I have to be with him. When I get out of prison, I intend to go into a state that will allow us to be together,” she said.
Incest is a punishable offense in all 50 US states, but the details and prison sentences vary from state to state.
“If they have to lock me up for love, they can do it. There is no way to separate us. The truth is that I love him. Being away from him hurts,” said Monica Mares.
Pending judgment, Monica Mares and Caleb Peterson can no longer contact each other.