Yesterday, Kim West and her son, Ben Ford, revealed to the world that they were in a committed sexual relationship.
The mother and son, who live in Michigan, USA, announced in an interview with The New Day that they plan on getting married and having a baby together, despite being biologically related.
Ford, 32, left his wife only three days after reconnecting with West, 51, who he met again as an adult in 2014 after she gave him up for adoption at the age of 19.
“We are like two peas in a pod,” West said. “We are meant to be together.”
She describes her sex life with her son as “incredible and mind-blowing”.
In yesterday’s interview, West and Ford both denied that their relationship constituted incest, instead claiming that their feelings for one another stem from a psychological condition called “Genetic Sexual Attraction“, or GSA.
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But West and Ford have since been forced into hiding, after Michigan police made it clear that they could face jail time if they continued their relationship.
Speaking to The Mirror, a police spokesperson confirmed the possible legal ramifications of West and Ford’s admission, saying, “incest between two consenting adults is a third degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
“Anyone convicted of such an offence would also be required to sign the sex offenders register for life.”
While Michigan and most other American states have criminal penalties for incest, adult incest is legal in both Rhode Island and New Jersey.
It is possible that the couple may seek refuge in one of these safe havens.
Regardless of the outcome, it seems the couple’s proclamation of love has backfired spectacularly.