A mother and her biological daughter were arrested and charged with incest after getting “married” in Oklahoma.
Patricia Spann, 43, told police she thought her marriage to her daughter Misty Spann, 25, was legal because her name wasn’t on Misty’s birth certificate.
Child experts say children who are raised in broken homes without a healthy male role model are at higher risk for mental and emotional disorders. Their emotional problems usually manifest in socially unacceptable behaviors.
KFOR News — Investigators with the Department of Human Services discovered the illegal relationship in August while investigating the children who were inside the Spanns’ home.
Misty and her two brothers were raised by a grandparent when Patricia lost custody of them, an arrest affidavit states.
The DHS investigator told authorities that Patricia and Misty reunited two years ago.
Patricia told officials she didn’t think she was breaking any laws by marrying Misty because her name is no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate.
A warrant was issued for their arrests on Friday.
Since then, Patricia and Misty have both been arrested and booked into the Stephens County Jail for incest, a detective told KFOR.
Bond was set at $10,000 for each of the Spann women. They’re due in court next month.