Sexual Assault of a mother to her son

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I write for Indyposted.com. I was reading the headlines and this one made the coffee in my stomach rebel.

Aimee L. Sword Gets 9 Years for Having Sex with Son

Aimee L. Sword had sex with her biological 14 year old son, and will now face at least 9 years behind bars. Sword had given her son up for adoption, then found him years later on the internet. Sword could face up to 30 years in prison. Indyposted.com

Are you kidding me? And it sounds like as part of her defense, she said they had only had sex once. What?! Does that even matter?

My understanding is that she had given him up for adoption and had received updates on his life. She had stopped receiving updates and found him on Facebook. He started staying with her because he was having issues at home.

I don’t even know what would prompt someone to have sex with their kid. Regardless of whether you’re in his life every day, or just met him today…Why? Mental illness? Crazy narcissism–somehow having sex with him, was like having sex with herself? It makes me very angry to see someone abusing a child, who was obviously at a vulnerable spot and needed some extra guidance- some help.

The kid was 14 years-old! As a woman in my 30s, let me tell you, 14 year old boys aren’t of interest to me. I can see how they’re cute, or will be cute when they get older, or even the old,”If I were 14, I’d be so ‘in love’ with that kid.”

She has five other children, ranging in age up to teen. Is this part of a pattern of behavior? If investigated, will there be more allegations of sexually assault and sexual misconduct?

How is this going to change the way this child feels about himself? About women? About his mothers? About sex? She’s changed the course of this young man’s life, and for what? Let alone how this is effecting his adoptive parents and her husband and children. I’m placing the blame of this on her, because as an adult, she is responsible for knowing right from wrong.

What do you think about this? How do you think this could potentially effect future mothers who give their children up for adoption being in the lives of their biological children?

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4 Responses to Sexual Assault of a mother to her son

  1. Anon O Mous

    Way to go, Mom! What an impression she’s made… TWICE.

  2. Ted Webb

    This is so sad. We hear about so many stories of abuse. So many stories about some very messed up adults hurting kids, including some teachers (not all teachers, most are good). Why is this happening? At least it’s being reported, investigated and the media is putting a spotlight on it. But how many more are out there? How much is this going on? What can be done to stop it at a society level, if anything? Is there some way out of this? Are people too isolated? Not connected enough to a community that keeps an eye on them? Are people with mental problems not being found or helped until it’s too late? Are there any solutions out there or things that could be done so there might be less of these incidents?

    • A.Woods

      You know Ted, I don’t know what the cause is. It seems like these stories are more prevalent than ever before. I’m not sure if that’s because we’re hearing about it more, or if sexual abuse is occurring more often. But the mental health issue…
      I watched Oprah a couple weeks ago, and she had interviewed people who were child molesters. It seemed that in some way they had convinced themselves that what they were doing was ok. That the child liked it, wanted it, whatever and so it was fine. But I have a problem with that type of rationality. Obviously, there’s some type of mental issue there. However, I’m a firm believer that people have to help themselves. I can’t believe that in this case a 30+ year old woman with children whom she took care of on a daily basis, didn’t realize there was an issue with her sleeping with her biological teenage son.
      I wish I had the answers, instead of just more questions.

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