A mother and daughter from Duncan, Oklahoma, were arrested after being accused of having an incestuous marriage, according to court records obtained by KTLA sister station KFOR.
Patricia Spann, 43, and Misty Spann, 25, were married in March 2016 in Comanche County, court records show.
Patricia is Misty’s biological mother, according to police.
Investigators with the Department of Human Services said they discovered the illegal relationship in August while investigating the children who were inside the Spanns’ home.
Misty Spann and her two brothers were raised by a grandparent when Patricia lost custody of them, an arrest affidavit states.
A DHS investigator told authorities that the mother and daughter reunited two years ago.
Patricia Spann told officials she didn’t think she was breaking any laws by marrying Misty because her name is no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate.
A warrant was issued for their arrests on Friday.
Since then, they have both been arrested and booked into the Stephens County Jail on felony counts of incest, a detective told KFOR.
Court records show this isn’t the first time Patricia has married one of her own children: she also wed a son in 2008.
That marriage was annulled in March 2010, according to the record.