- A mother and daughter married each other and are currently facing incest charges
- Patricia Ann Spann thought that no laws had been violated because her name was no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate
- Her three children had been adopted by their grandmother
- Records revealed that Patricia was previously married to her son but the latter filed for divorce 15 months later
Patricia Ann Spann, also known as Patricia Ann Clayton, and her daughter, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, are currently facing incest charges after they were legally married in Oklahoma several months ago.
The authorities learned about the situation of the pair in August during a child welfare investigation conducted by the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division.
They appeared in the Stephens County district court on Wednesday, September 7, and are each being held on a $10,000 bond.
According to an article by Huffington Post, under Oklahoma law, marrying a close relative is considered incest whether or not a sexual relationship exists. Incest is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
Patricia revealed that she lost the custody of her three children and they were adopted by their grandmother.
After several years without contact, the 43-year-old mother reunited with her 25-year-old daughter Misty two years ago, and they just hit it off.
Patricia reportedly told the social workers that because her name was no longer listed on Misty’s birth certificate, she felt that no laws had been violated.
Records revealed that they tied the knot in Comanche County in March.
Further investigations revealed that this isn’t the first time that Patricia got into an incestuous marriage.
Apparently, she had also married her son, Jody, in 2008. However, he filed for an annulment after 15 months; citing “incest” because he married his own mother.
Patricia Spann and Misty are scheduled to reappear in court on October 9 for an attorney announcement document and again for a preliminary hearing conference on November 9.
Neither of them had an attorney listed in court documents.