A woman and her son, whom she had given up for adoption when he was a baby, pleaded guilty at a court to leadingan illegal love relationship, with risk of facing jail time.
Mares has eight other children, and when they started their relationship in 2015, they had the two youngest ones living with them, who even called him “dad”.
It was only after a neighbor reported the situation, that word came out the two were living together as a couple. After their arrest, they were ordered to stay away from each other.Mares and Peterson, who are from Clovis, New Mexico, claim they are“madly in love.” Even though she is aware that their situation might make her lose her liberty and children, they want to fight for what they believe is their right.
Peterson said that for the first time in his life he felt loved and taken care of, when he started seeing his real mother. “I never had anyone cook me meals or give me anything… and she went out of her way tomake me happy and after about a week or so I started having feelings for her and I guess I fell in love.”