Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The Oakland (Michigan) Press reports on the sentencing of Aimee Sword (pic), the biological mother who tracked down the teenage son she placed for adoption two days after birth, and had sex with him.  This is Ann Zaniewski's story: 

"[The Defendant said] she was remorseful for having sex with the teenage son she gave up for adoption as a baby before being sentenced Monday to at least nine years in prison. 'I don’t understand it,' Aimee Louise Sword said, referring to her actions.

Sword, a 36-year-old Waterford Township resident, was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. In early June, she pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Sword’s son was 16 when he testified at the preliminary exam in January that Sword contacted him in May 2008 while he was living in an adoptive home in Grand Rapids. He said they met at a Grand Rapids hotel and had sex. They later had sex at the home of Sword’s brother in Waterford Township.

Sword’s son, who has a different last name than her, was 14 at the time. Sword had given her son up for adoption when he was two days old and had an open adoption arrangement in which she would receive information about him every year, said defense attorney Mitchell Ribitwer.  He said Sword initially got in contact with him through the social networking site Facebook after not receiving one of the annual updates.

Assistant Prosecutor Nicki Weisberger called what Sword did a 'selfish, cowardly, despicable act' that will have a longlasting impact on the teen. She said he was going through a tough time in his life at the time the crimes occurred. 'This is going to follow him and affect him for the rest of his life,' Weisberger said.

Ribitwer told Oakland Circuit Judge Daniel O’Brien that Sword fully accepts responsibility for her behavior. He asked for a sentence that would start at the low end of her sentencing guidelines, which were 81 months to 135 months in prison. Wearing a black dress and pearls, Sword apologized to the court and her family members for what happened.

She has five other children.

After O’Brien doled out the sentence of nine years to 30 years in prison, some of Sword’s supporters left the hearing in tears. Sword was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and to comply with sex offender registration. She will have to wear a tether when she’s released from prison."
I hate this story.  I hate writing about this story.  It is one of many repulsive stories of the like you can read every day at local news websites around the country usually involving biological a biological male parent with their children.  Sick and disgusting and inexcusable.  The only thing remarkable about this story is the oddity of a young woman placing a child for adoption then stalking the child after he was an adolescent and committing this heinous act. 

Sword claims not to understand "what happened."  Try,  seeking for the self alone, in other words extreme narcissism. Ghastly. 


  1. Sick sick sick sick people. This STINKS to the hi-heavens and is going right into "The Daily Phew," - http://thedailyphew.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for posting.

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  3. She is the "mother" of 5 children? Did she rape them as well? After reading this I am physically sick to my stomach.

  4. Marla--
    Thank you evocative comment. In my own family, my father the chld molester violently abused the boys, myself included to create "space" to sexually harm the girls. He was an opportunistic criminal, a liar and a manipulator. He did not molest my one sister and I am convinced that that was happenstance, but the very fact that he did not "molest" her was no less damaging to her psyche and overall health. It may well be that she developed a special sort of hypervigilance that protected her, but I'm just specualting having worked with many victims in many family situations over several decades.

    My feeling is that this "mother" raped all of her children by her very crime against the one child. Isn't that the tragedy?

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