Oklahoma Woman, Adult Daughter Charged With Incest After Authorities Learn of ‘Marriage’

spann-compressedDUNCAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman and her adult daughter are behind bars after authorities discovered that they were involved in an incestuous relationship in “marrying” each other earlier this year.

According to reports, the Department of Human Services (DHS) contacted the Duncan Police Department after visiting the home of Patricia Spann, 43, for a child welfare investigation. It found that Spann was living with three of her children, who had been previously taken from her custody and adopted by their paternal grandmother.

Spann reportedly had no contact with her children for years, but when she met her daughter Misty, now 25, the two “hit it off,” she told DHS officials. She also said that she looked into the ramifications of marrying her biological daughter, but determined “that because her name was no longer listed on Misty’s birth certificate, she felt no laws had been violated.”

The Duncan Banner confirmed that the two tied the knot in Comanche County on March 25. Spann had previously been “married” to her son Jody, but he annulled the relationship, citing incest. Spann had said that she wed her son to help him avoid being deployed into the military.

Under Oklahoma law, marrying one’s relative is considered felony incest whether or not a sexual relationship exists. Therefore, a warrant was issued for the arrest of both Patricia Spann and Misty Spann, and they were booked in the Stephens County Jail.

On Wednesday, mother and daughter appeared before Judge Ken Graham, who entered a not guilty plea on their behalf. They are being held on $10,000 bond and have been ordered not to have contact with any government witnesses.

Misty’s brother, Cody Spann, told local television station KSWO that he believed his mother had forced his sister into the “marriage.”

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“For you to want to put your own daughter through this, what kind of person are you? If that’s what you want, that’s on you, but none of us kids want that,” he said. “And now you got my sister behind bars because of your choices. Why don’t you let that sit on you as a mom.”

Just weeks ago, headlines focused on 19-year-old Caleb Peterson and his 36-year-old mother, Monica Mares, who were was arrested in New Mexico earlier this year for having an incestuous relationship. They told the Daily Mail that they wanted to fight the charges but were willing to go to prison as society “can’t tell me who to love, who not to love.”

“The first time we were physical, [we] ended up holding hands and then we ended up kissing, and the kissing led to other things,” Mares told the outlet. “I felt comfortable with him and we fell even more deeply in love.”

“Honestly, I never thought we would get into trouble for our relationship,” Peterson also stated. “We were both consenting adults—when it comes down to it. She’s adult, I’m adult. I can make my own decisions.”

But some have spoken out against the slippery slope that occurs when God’s word is discarded for man’s opinion.

Last year, Dr. Michael Brown explained in an article for Charisma News that he had been asked to participate in a debate surrounding whether consensual adult incest should be legalized. Brown recalled that he was the only one on the panel that said that such relationships are never okay in the eyes of God.

“All the other participants, including a professor and a psychoanalyst, advocated for removing the laws against consensual adult incest,” he stated. “Are you surprised? But what’s the problem? Love is love [according to society], right? As long it’s consensual, who can say no to love?”

Brown stated that these developments are demonstrating the domino effect that results when the world rebels against God and His Master design for mankind.

“Those who have taken down the fence of marriage as God intended it have opened up a Pandora’s Box of possibilities,” he said, “none of them good.”

Leviticus 18:6-7 reads, “None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.”


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  • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

    Wow. What a weird collection of legal fictions: marriages that are not marriage; birth certificates that don’t certify birth; incest that is just regular perversion, not incest. Just wow. Do we thank these fine folks for illustrating to us what nonsense the law has laid on us?

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      No Bible = No lawfulness

  • Triamene

    Bully, another story involving a couple of crazy people which is made to look like just another LGBT situation.

    • Liberal Elitist

      Exactly.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      No just what it appears to be … another immoral marriage. When you justify & accept one immoral union in society all the other immoral unions start to come out of the closets.

      • Triamene

        No, this couple is over the top crazy and being portrayed as a normal LGBT situation and it is the furthest thing from it.

  • Emmanuel

    Hey Liberals and LGBT supporters, is this right or wrong?

    • uninvitedguest

      wrong

      • Magic Latte

        It’s only wrong if you’re a bigot.

        • uninvitedguest

          Lol

      • Emmanuel

        why is this wrong and not any other type of loving?

        • uninvitedguest

          Against the law

          • Emmanuel

            how about morally?

          • uninvitedguest

            Asked and answered

  • jashar160

    Leviticus chapter 18 lists all the persons one may not have sex with. MOM is at the top.It ends with animals and the same sex. Many of the same people who decry a daughter/daughter or mother/son sexual relationship or even a father/ daughter sexual relationship believes homosexual sex is OK. Ya gotta be consistent here. Ya can’t pick and choose what parts of the Bible ya want to believe or not, like many of those say we Christians do. As for the guy who has sex with Mom, I have heard of men being called one. This guy actually became one.

  • xinthose

    filthy people, I pray that they repent of their sins

  • http://maxfurr.com HobbesianWorld

    Hmm, while I can see why a secular law would be invoked for incest between parent and opposite sex offspring (for prevention of probable genetic anomalies in a resulting birth), I don’t see the reason, other than religious, for someone being arrested and face up to 10 years in prison for a same gender relationship between mother and daugher. Exactly whom does it hurt? Of what interest could it be to a secular government?

    • Amos Moses

      /SMH …………..

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Pre-christian = mere barbarism. Post-christian = insanity. Christianity = truth, light, holiness, honor, life. Homosexuality is so wrong because it practically causes people lust over anything or anyone in existence. (Leviticus ch.18-20) All Earthlings need Judeo-Christian values to stay normal and protect the children.

  • Chet

    Further proof of the “fundamental transformation ” of America under duress via Dems/Liberals/Socialists… Anti God anti Christ, Constitution ignoring, Israel snubbing, racially divisive, economy plundering, open borders-sanctuary city promoting, energy independence denying, military diminishing, Mother Earth Worshipping democrats… No more…

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    It’s an awfully quiet page for LGBT activists.

    Two adult women, one a mother to another are in “love.” They cannot procreate by themselves, so genetic abnormalities will not be passed down incestually.

    How is that wrong in the New World Order?

    • uninvitedguest

      funny, what does the lgbt community have to with this? this is about incest which is illegal.

      • Amos Moses

        ComeOnPeople! Guest • a day ago
        No just what it appears to be … another immoral marriage. When you justify & accept one immoral union in society all the other immoral unions start to come out of the closets.

      • Magic Latte

        What does the lgbt community have to with this?

        They’re a same-sex couple, they’re consenting adults and marriage equality is a fundamental right.

        Anyone, who disapproves is a bigot.

        • uninvitedguest

          Nopers. This is incest. Lol

  • Sharon_at_home

    This woman who married her daughter also married her son before that. Doesn’t it sound more like the mother is unbalanced and wants her children in her life for security. Other than (maybe) the father of the children, maybe she has no one else and is afraid to be alone. Marrying the children must appear to be an answer for an unbalanced person. Maybe we should pray for them, rather than judge them as evil. I don’t know why the children married their mother either when they should have “known” that it wasn’t allowed. But maybe they too have security issues. We don’t know all the details and we really can’t judge without them. Let God be the judge on Judgement Day and pray for them to be helped now while on Earth and give the Glory to the Lord.

  • Amos Moses

    Now a second state has decided that churches, too, are bound by the agenda.

    The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination this month released a “Gender Identity Guidance” that imposes its demands on society.

    “The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination enforces [state law on discrimination]. The MCAD developed this guidance to educate the public about discrimination based on gender identity, to describe what evidence may be submitted to support a claim of gender identity discrimination, to inform individuals of their rights, and to assist employers, providers of housing, mortgage services, and owners, managers and agents of places of public accommodation in understanding their obligations.”

    The conflict arises under the instructions for “places of public accommodation.”

    “Under [the law] places of public accommodation may not discriminate against, or restrict a person from services because of that person’s gender identity. For example, a hotel or motel may not refuse to book a room for a person because of the person’s gender identity,” the state threatens.

    It continues, “Even a church could be seen as a place of public accommodation if it holds a secular event, such as a spaghetti supper, that is open to the general public.”

    The demands include having church officials, and even members, use whatever pronouns a person would demand, irrespective of their actual gender.

    At the Volokh Conspiracy legal blog, a commentary pointed out that “churches hold events ‘open to the general public’ all the time – it’s often how they seek new converts.”

    “And even church ‘secular events,’ which I take it means events that don’t involve overt worship, are generally viewed by the church as part of its ministry, and certainly as a means of the church modeling what it believes to be religiously sound behavior.”

    WND