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Aimee L. Sword, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 7/13/2010 3:12:55 PM ET 2010-07-13T19:12:55

A woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison.

Aimee L. Sword, 36, of Waterford Township apologized at her sentencing Monday in Oakland County Circuit Court. She had pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a deal with prosecutors.

Police say Sword used Facebook in 2008 to find her son, who's now 16. She gave him up for adoption when he was only a few days old, the Detroit Free Press reported.

"When she saw this boy, something just touched off in her — and it wasn't a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship," the newspaper quoted attorney Mitchell Ribitwer as saying. "Aimee's searching for a reason why this happened. She can't understand it. She's going to get some counseling."

The boy testified they had sex in Waterford Township and Grand Rapids when he was aged 14.

Waterford Township is 30 miles northwest of Detroit.

The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.

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    >>> a michigan woman will spend at least nine years behind bars for having sex with her 14-year-old son. amy sort pled guilty to first-degree sexual conduct. she gave up her biological son for adoption when he was a few days old, then tracked him down on the internet two years ago. her son reportedly is getting some counseling.