incest - but a case of
'genetic attraction'. Mistie Rebecca Atkinson, 32, was sentenced to four years
and eight months behind bars in Napa County Superior Court, California on Wednesday.
It came after she was found in a Ukiah, California motel room with the 16-year-old
boy, who had recorded his mother giving him oral sex on his phone.
Authorities also recovered nude photos Atkinson had sent him
after tracking him down through Facebook. She had not seen him for 15 years. But in a letter to the court, Atkinson, claimed she did not
consider it incest, the Napa Valley Register reported.
Atkinson could be out in as little as two years and four months for good behaviour.
She reportedly had no contact with her son until last year when she began sending him inappropriate messages on the social networking site.
The boy was living with his father at the time and was aware
Atkinson was his mother. She did not have custody rights to
'It appears she hadn't had any contact with the son for 15 years' a source told the New York Daily News.
'She contacted him late last year via Facebook and was sending him messages inappropriately.'
The sexual contact began after police responded to domestic
violence reports between Atkinson and her live-in boyfriend in
The relationship came to light when the boy's relatives reported the inappropriate Facebook messages between him
Atkinson and the teen were found in a motel room on March 2.
Police found videos on the boy's phone from a month earlier showing Atkinson performing oral sex on the teenager and having sex with him.
Atkinson also sent nude
pictures of herself to him from her phone, court documents said. They had also talked about running away together.
In May, she had pleaded no contest to incest, oral copulation, lewd contact with a minor and distribution of
lewd material to a minor.