The news this week is filled with stories about people who should not be having sex. Just yesterday the teacher who admitted to having sex with a teenage student blamed the student's parents after an emotional trauma lawsuit was brought against her. Now an even more cringe-worthy and questionable sexual situation is making headlines. A mom and son who admitted to having an incestuous relationship have gone into hiding to avoid a possible 15 year prison sentence.
Kim West, 51, and Ben Ford, 32, admitted a few days ago that they had been in a relationship for two years in a UK-based newspaper New Day, the New York Post reports. The front page of the paper displayed a picture of the two embracing with the headline "I'm in love with my son and want to have his baby."
West gave Ford up for adoption a week after he was born because she was only 19 at the time. Nearly 30 years later in December 2013, Ford initiated contact with his biological mother when he sent her a note. They began exchanging phone calls after that, which is when West started to have sex dreams about her son. Concerned about her attraction, she came across an article online about Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA), a theory that describes the sexual attraction family members who were separated at birth may feel for one another.
They finally agreed to meet in January 2014, which prompted Ford to leave his wife Victoria, telling her, "Every time I have had sex with you since I met her, I imagine it’s her I am kissing, otherwise I can’t perform."
Fast forward two years and the couple lives together in Michigan and have openly expressed that they'd like to get married and have a baby. West said, "“I know people will say we’re disgusting, that we should be able to control our feelings, but when you’re hit by a love so consuming you are willing to give up everything for it, you have to fight for it. It’s a once in a lifetime chance and something Ben and I are not willing to walk away from."
Maybe the blood-related star crossed lovers should consider walking away from it, though. An incestuous relationship between adults is punishable by up to 15 years in prison in Michigan, and anyone convicted must register as a sex offender. The law in Michigan, which West and Ford were probably unaware of when they made their bold proclamations of love, has prompted authorities to begin investigating their relationship.
The couple is currently in hiding to avoid their possible sentence.