Mother and daughter Patricia Spann, 43, and Misty Spann, 25 (Photo Credit: Stephens County Jail mugshot)

Mother and daughter Patricia Spann, 43, and Misty Spann, 25 (Photo Credit: Stephens County Jail mugshot)

A Duncan, Oklahoma mother, who was previously married to her son, has now been arrested for a lesbian marriage to her daughter. Patricia Spann, 43, and Misty Spann, 25, were legally married in March 2016 in Comanche County, Oklahoma. The mother and daughter ‘s relationship was discovered by the Department of Human Services in August during a child welfare investigation. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for the arrest of mother and daughter on Friday and they were both charged with incest and booked into the Stephens County Jail. Patricia Spann was married to one of her son’s in 2008 in an attempt to keep him from being deployed to active duty in the military. The son identified as Jody Spann had the marriage annulled in 2010 on the grounds of incest.

The mother and daughter married in an attempt to adopt a child earlier this year. However, under Oklahoma law, marrying a close relative is considered incest whether or not a sexual relationship exists. The mother told police she didn’t believe she was breaking any laws by marrying her daughter because her name is no longer listed on Misty’s birth certificate.

Spann had lost custody of her daughter and two sons, who were adopted and raised by their paternal grandmother. She then reunited with her daughter Misty two years ago and one of her sons had a comment about his mother and her actions. Cody Span is quoted as saying, “I think she’s worthless; she put my sister into this. She forced my sister into this, there’s a lot of people that know it. 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, and now you got my sister behind bars because of your choices. Why don’t you let that sit on you as a mom?”

The mother and daughter were arrested and booked into the Stephens County Jail on incest charges.

Mo Barnes

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