A mother and daughter who married each other are facing incest charges. Patricia Ann Spann, 43, wed her 23-year-old daughter earlier this year in Oklahoma – having also married her son a few years earlier. On Wednesday, Spann and her daughter Misty Velvet Dawn Spann appeared in an Oklahoma court.
Under state law, marrying a close relative is considered incest whether or not a sexual relationship has taken place. According to a police statement, officers learned about the marriage last month during a child welfare investigation.
Patricia Spann allegedly told a child services investigator she had lost custody of three children – eventually adopted by their paternal grandmother – and reunited with her daughter two years ago. Read more