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Woman Gets 10 Years' Probation for Marrying Her Biological Mother

Misty and Patricia Spann

An Oklahoma woman who was arrested for incest after marrying her biological mother received a deferred sentence.

Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 26, pleaded guilty to incest in Stephens County, Oklahoma, on Tuesday after the illicit affair was uncovered.

But their marriage was brought to the attention of authorities during a child welfare investigation, according to the Associated Press.

Under the deal, she was sentenced to 10 years of probation.

Patricia Spann told investigators that she lost custody of her three children, but reconnected with them in 2014.

She said her mother told her she had received legal advice indicating their marriage was legal.

Misty Spann and Patricia Spann were both charged with incest.

The 44-year-old also got married to her son in 2008 in Comanche County, however he filed for an annulment after 15 months. Her case the court will consider in January next year. She reportedly said her mother assured her she had received legal advice that indicated it was not a crime for them to Wednesday.

"I think she's just a sick, twisted individual that has something messed up in her head", Cody, 25, told PEOPLE last September.

Patricia says she actually did the research herself, and thought that it would be OK since she no longer has the same name as what was printed on Misty's birth certificate.

The marriage contract between Patricia Spann and her only daughter Misty. "She forced my sister into this, there's a lot of people that know it", he said. "If that's what you want that's on you, but none of us kids want that, and now you got my sister behind bars because of your choices, why don't you let that sit on you as a mom'". When she and Misty were reunited, Patricia allegedly said they "hit it off".

Misty also annulled her marriage with her mum, putting down "illegality and fraud" in the reasons box. According to local reports, Patricia allegedly married her son because he was in the military, and she wanted to prevent him from going overseas. The Spann children were raised by their paternal grandmother.