alling in love is a complicated process. The heart wants what it wants, or so they say. Unfortunately for this mother and son duo, they fell in love with each other. Thus, they engaged in one of the most shocking of taboos – incest.
Incest is defined as engaging in lustful acts with a family member or close blood relative. Across the globe, this transgressive act is deeply frowned upon. In many modern societies, it is even considered illegal.
Such was the situation between this mother and son tandem in Clovis, New Mexico. After a nearby resident reported their incestuous relationship to the authorities, the pair then pleaded guilty to the local court.
Monica Mares, gave her son, Caleb Paterson, up for adoption when he was just a baby. Monica was only 16 at the time and was incapable of raising a child on her own.
Eighteen years later, they finally got connected through social media. The mother and son apparently haven’t seen each other since Caleb was born. So one day, they decided to meet.
“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. He gave me a call and asked me to pick him up, I got butterflies in my stomach.”
“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.”
“It felt like I met somebody new in my life and I fell in love with him. 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.’ Caleb is willing to go through the same thing. Whatever it takes to be together.”
Engaging in incest is a fourth degree felony in New Mexico. After being reported to the authorities, Monica and Caleb appeared in front a judge. They were released with a bail of $5,000 under the agreement that they will stay away from each other.
With the help of District Attorney Andrea Reeb, the two were spared from serving an 18-month-long jail sentence. However, the incestuous mother and son tandem received three years of probation after accepting a plea deal.
“It is every bit worth it. If they lock me up for love then they lock me up. There is no way anybody could pull us apart, and I really do love him,” Monica stated.
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