A mother and son in Buncombe County, North Carolina, were arrested last week on charges of felony incest.
Arrest warrants allege that Melissa Nell Kitchens, 44, of Weaverville, engaged in sex sometime last month with her son Shaun Thomas Pfeiffer, 25.
If convicted, each person could spend up to three years in jail, according to the New York Daily News.
Pfeiffer was previously arrested on August 28 for various charges including indecent liberties with a child stemming from an incident that took place Aug. 13.
He was also arrested for communicating threats, and being intoxicated and disruptive, according to Citizen-Times.com.
Jail records show that both suspects are being held at the Buncombe County Jail.
Kitchens is being held on a $5,000 bail bond, while Pfeiffer’s bail has been set at $70,500.
Police did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.
Earlier this week, a mother and daughter in Stephens County, Oklahoma, were also charged with felony incest after authorities discovered they married each other in March, about eight years after the elder woman married her son.
Meanwhile, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has accused the university and local prosecutors of failing to act against a campus football player who she says raped her this past Valentine’s Day.
At a news conference, Delaney Robinson, a sophomore, said she “did everything a rape victim is supposed to do,” including immediately seeking treatment at a hospital, taking a rape kit and cooperating with law enforcement.
“But six months later the University has done nothing,” Robinson said.
Her lawyer, Denise Branch, said in a statement that the university and the local district attorney have thus far refused to press rape charges against the accused, Allen Artis, a linebacker on the school’s football team.
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