Court: Mom Who Had Sex With Son Must Wear Tether for Life
Back in 2008, Aimee Louise Sword of Waterford Township contacted her biological son she had given up for adoption as a baby
Unfortunately, the reunion was more than the law would allow, according to the Oakland Press.
The two met in a hotel and had sex. The boy was 14 at the time. In 2010, she was sentenced to a minimum of nine years in prison.
Now, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that the 38-year-old will have to wear a tether for her life after she's released from prison.
The Oakland Press wrote:
Sword’s attorneys argued that the law — which states, in part “A person convicted ... for criminal sexual conduct committed by an individual 17 years or older against an individual less than 13 years of age, shall be sentenced to lifetime electronic monitoring” — meant Sword would not have to wear a tether. Her son was 14 when they had sex in 2008.
However, the Court of Appeals ruled as follows: “This Court recently addressed this precise issue and held that lifetime monitoring is to be ordered (1) when the defendant has been convicted of first-degree CSC, regardless of anyone’s age, or (2) when the defendant has been convicted of second-degree CSC and (a) the defendant was at least 17 years of age and (b) the victim was under 13 years of age.”