New York, June 23 (ANI): A California mother, who was accused of having sex with her estranged 16-year-old son after contacting him on Facebook, was sentenced by the Napa County Superior Court to four years and eight months in prison on Wednesday.
In May, Mistie Rebecca Atkinson, pleaded no contest to incest, oral copulation, lewd contact with a minor and distribution of lewd material to a minor.
But in a letter to the court, Atkinson said that she doesn't consider what she did as incest.
"I don't feel like I should have the charge of incest because there is something called genetic attraction that is a very powerful (phenomenon) that happens to 50 (percent) of people becoming reunited with a long-lost relative," the New York Daily News quoted her as writing in the letter.
According to a law enforcement source, the 32-year-old, who had been estranged from her son nearly his entire life, was reunited with the teen last year, when she tracked him down on Facebook.
She reportedly sent her then 16-year-old son multiple inappropriate messages and nude photos.olice arrested Atkinson, when they found the pair in a hotel room in April, after the boy's family learned about the relationship and contacted authorities. (ANI)