A mother has been charged with incest after she was found in hotel room with her teenage son along with videos of them having sex. Police said the 16-year-old had videos on his cell phone that showed his mother Mistie Atkinson performing oral sex on him. They also recovered nude photographs the 32-year-old had sent her son as she began the illicit relationship earlier this year.
The boy, who lives with his father who has sole custody, was aware Atkinson was his biological mother.
Court records do not reveal how much contact the teen had with his mother before they began their affair.
But investigators said Atkinson had no custody rights to the boy.
‘Atkinson and the victim are aware they are biological mother and son,’ investigators wrote in an arrest affidavit.
Atkinson and the teen were found in a motel room in Ukiah, California, on March 2nd.
She was booked into the Napa County Jail and charged with incest, oral copulation of a minor, contact with a minor for a sexual offense and sending harmful matter to a minor.
Police said in a court filing that videos captured from the boy’s phone show Atkinson allegedly performing oral sex and engaging in sexual intercourse with the teenager.
The time coded videos were dated Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.
Atkinson is also alleged to have sent nude pictures of herself to the boy from her cell phone.
She also allegedly exchanged sexually explicit messages with the teenager and they talked about running away together, court documents stated.
Atkinson is being held in jail on bail of $200,000
Court records show that the father of the boy has obtained a restraining order against Atkinson.
The alleged incest mirrors a case three years ago when Aimee Louise Sword, of Waterford. Michigan used the Internet to track down a son she had given up for adoption when he was a toddler.
The pair began a sexual relationship that reportedly went on for several months before the boy’s legal guardians found out.
Sword pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault and was sentenced to a minimum of 9 years in prison.
At her hearing, she apologized to the court and her children, explaining that she didn’t understand why she had behaved in such manner and would seek counseling.