What could drive a mother to seek out our biological child for sex?
Today in Oakland Circuit Judge Dan O’Brien’s courtroom, 36-year-old Aimee Louise Sword expressed remorse for having sex with the teenage son she gave up for adoption as a baby before being sentenced this morning to nine years in prison.
The 36-year-old Waterford Township resident, was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. As part of a plea bargain, she pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The son, who has a different last name from Sword and doesn’t live in the area, was 16 when he testified at the preliminary exam in January that Sword contacted him in May 2008 while he was living in an adoptive home in Grand Rapids. He said they met at a Grand Rapids hotel and had sex, and then later had sex in Waterford Township. Assistant Prosecutor Nicki Weisberger called what Sword did a “selfish, cowardly, despicable act” that will have a long-lasting impact on the teen.
“This is going to follow him and affect him for the rest of his life,” Weisberger said.
O’Brien gave Sword a sentence of nine years to 30 years in prison.
She was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to comply with sex offender registration