North Carolina Mom, 45, and Son, 25, Face Charges For Incest

Authorities in in Buncombe County, North Carolina, arrested Asheville residents Melissa Nell Kitchens, 45, and Shaun Pfeiffer, 25, last week for allegedly having sex with one another this past August.

At issue is the fact that Kitchens and Pfeiffer are biological mother and son.

Pfeiffer had been previously arrested on August 28 for an incident that led to charges of communicating threats, being intoxicated and disruptive, and indecent liberties with a child.

At present, Pfeiffer is being held on a $70,500 bail and Kitchens is held on a $5,000 bail. Kitchens’s next court date is scheduled for September 29, and Pfeiffer is expected to appear the next day in the Buncombe County District Court. Each of them could face up to three years in jail.

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Authorities have not yet commented on how they discovered the mom and son had reportedly engaged in any illegally intimate relations.

This is is the second incest-related case to make headlines recently; earlier this week, an Oklahoma mother and daughter were arrested after marrying each other.

In that case, the mother, Patricia Ann Clyaton Spann, 43, had previously married her oldest son, Cody Spann, 24. Eighteen months later, that union was annulled. In a People magazine article, Cody called Patricia a predator,” and claims he was forced into the relationship.

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Main photos: Melissa Nell Kitchens (left) and Shaun Pfeiffer (right) [Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office]