Oklahoma Woman Who Previously Married Son Jailed For Incest Following Marriage to Daughter

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Patricia Ann Spann plead guilty to felony incest at Stephens County District Court on March 13, 2018. Google Maps

An Oklahoma woman who previously married her son and her daughter is set to go to prison after pleading guilty to incest.

Patricia Ann Spann, 45, pleaded guilty to felony incest on Tuesday. Spann admitted that she married her biological daughter, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, in Comanche County in March 2016. The pair lived together in Duncan, The Oklahoman reported.

Authorities in Duncan learned about the incestuous marriage from a worker at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. A court affidavit revealed that the relationship came to light while the worker conducted a child welfare investigation.

Patricia and Misty were charged in Stephens County District Court in September 2016. The case against 26-year-old Misty wasscheduled for a plea next week, according to The Oklahoman.

The mother and daughter's marriage was annulled in October 2017 when Judge G. Brent Russell ruled Patricia had induced her daughter "by fraud to enter the marriage." The daughter claimed in her request for the annulment that her mother said she had "consulted with three separate attorneys who advised there would be no problems with the marriage."

According to court records, Patricia told the DHS worker that she "had looked into it" and believed no laws had been broken "because her name was no longer listed on Misty's birth certificate." Patricia told the DHS worker that she had lost custody of her three children years ago and had "hit it off" with Misty when they reunited.

Under a plea deal, the mother was sentenced to two years in prison and eight years on probation. Documents from Stephens County Court state Patricia Spann was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, $300 to the state victims' compensation fund and $991 in fees.

Misty originally pleaded guilty to her incest charge in November. She was sentenced to 10 years of probation and ordered to receive counseling. However, a legal technicality allowed her to later withdraw her guilty plea.

Patricia also previously married one of her two sons in 2008 in Lawton when he was 18-years-old, a court affidavit revealed. The son requested the marriage be annulled on incest grounds and his request was granted in 2010.