Skip to comments.Mom And Son Jailed For Incest (Canada)
Posted on 10/29/2005 3:35:44 PM PDT by Loyalist
KITCHENER -- A Cambridge woman and her 25-year-old son were sentenced for incest and forgery yesterday for a five-year relationship that led to three more children in the family.
The 42-year-old woman was sentenced to 43 months behind bars while her son was given a 19-month conditional sentence.
They were found guilty in August of posing as husband and wife and having sex with each other between 1996 and 2001.
They cannot be named to protect the identity of their two children, who are now in foster care.
Their relationship only came to light after their third child, a 2-year-old girl, was rushed to hospital under suspicious circumstances in June 2001. The girl died from dehydration.
Her illness was later linked to an underlying medical condition -- common to children of incest -- called adrenal gland atrophy.
Her parents were not held responsible for her death but police began an investigation that culminated in the couple's arrests on charges of incest, as well as fabricating and using false documents in an attempt to create a new identity for the son.
Justice Pat Flynn called the woman a "monster" during sentencing yesterday.
"I've never encountered a more bizarre case in my quarter-century in the law," Flynn said.
The couple actually got married and the man claimed to be his mother's husband. He even made up a new name, giving himself the title of prince. He donned a pair of glasses and adopted an English accent.
During the trial, jurors heard suspicious social workers pestered the woman for weeks to present her son and her husband together in one room.
She eventually said her son had died in a volcano in the Congo and gave up the charade only at the beginning of his sentencing hearing.
The man said that after hearing the overwhelming amount of evidence at the trial he finally believed he was actually his mother's son.
Well hellzbellz, I bet that happens all the time.
Hey, if they love each other, why can't they get married?!! Is it any weirder than a teacher marrying a her student, or two guys getting married, or two woman, or a guy who thinks he a woman or a...you get the picture.
"Her illness was later linked to an underlying medical condition -- common to children of incest -- called adrenal gland atrophy. "
WHAT is THAT and WHY is it common to children of incest?
I heard he was a mother.........
I'll bet Hallmark doesn't make a Mothers' day card for this guy
Right! In Arkansas.
I'm horrified to think that children of incest are "common" enough for conditions they suffer to be identified.
As for this case - one just shakes the head. One really wonders when God is going to lose patience with us.
Is this strange thread night? I was reading the penis thread till it got yanked (pun unintended, now this.
I don't want to he here when He loses ALL patience.
Many say, it won't be too long. I don't know but hope for the best. To NEVER see a headline like this would make me deliriously happy!
Is he now the husband formerly known as "Prince"?
Just more irrational prejudice and incestophobia.
If we could only learn to be more inclusive and tolerant, and to allow people to exercise their fundamental civil right of privacy.
I would guess the forgery charge is related to false documentation for his assumed name. Maybe a fake birth certificate, or it could be forgery for him to sign a contract with a name other than his own.
Oedipus didn't know, at first.
I missed a penis thread???
Just damn, I miss all the good stuff.
They were married. And it's kind of hard to keep a low profile when one of your kids dies.