Nothing can come between us not courts, or jail, nothing. When I get out of prison I will move out of Clovis to a state that allows us to be together. Incest is a crime in all 50 states, but the specifics of the laws and punishment vary greatly from state to state. Mother-of-nine Mares said she would even give up the right to see her other children if she was asked to choose between them and her lover. Mares and Peterson are seen above in their booking photos from earlier this year. Mares is pictured on March 11 and Peterson on February The couple who currently live separately in Clovis, New Mexico - and are banned from having any contact with each other by the courts - first embarked on their love affair towards the end of last year.
Mares was just 16 when she gave birth to Peterson - whose pre-adoption name was Carlos - and he was adopted as a baby. The year-old, who didn't raise Peterson, saw him for the first time in 18 years last Christmas when she picked him up at his adoptive father's house in Texas and brought him to her home after the pair got in touch over Facebook.
The couple soon developed romantic feelings for each other and their relationship became sexual a few weeks later. Mother-of-nine Mares said she would even give up the right to see her other children if she was asked to choose between them and Peterson. Mares saw Peterson for the first time in 18 years last Christmas when she picked him up at his adoptive father's house in Texas after the pair got in touch over Facebook.
These photos were taken before they were forbidden to see each other by the court. He was crying and he gave me a hug. He gave me a mother hug. Mares said that at first nothing happened but she then started getting these 'crazy' feelings. She said it felt different because she didn't raise him as her child yet after all these years he came back to her.
I'm your mom and you're my son, but I'm falling in love with you". I was scared to let you know". He was falling in love with his mom and I was falling in love with my son.
I said, "Would you ever date your mom? Mares says Peterson is the best thing that has happened to her in the past 19 years and wants to be with him for the rest of her life. Mares pictured in undated family photographs didn't raise Peterson, whose pre-adoption name was Carlos. Mares says Peterson pictured above as a baby is the best thing that has happened to her in the past 19 years. Peterson said he made the first move and kissed his mother while they were spending time together one day.
She understands that she risks losing all her children and going to state prison but they both want to fight it. Whatever it takes to be together,' she said. At first the couple lived happily together in Mares' mobile home with her two youngest children Uriah and Joseph — keeping their relationship a secret from the world. Mares' youngest son even began calling Peterson 'dad'. But police soon found out about the clandestine affair during a call over a row between the family and some neighbors. The couple was charged with incest — a fourth-degree felony in New Mexico - following the February 25th incident.
They were arraigned and appeared jointly in court in April — but were held in custody for breaching their no-contact order. Currently Mares is not allowed to see any of her children or have any contact at all with Peterson. Yet she maintains that is has all been worth it. There is no way anybody could pull us apart, and I really do love him. It hurts really bad. I wish I could see him, talk to him, but I can't risk it.
The couple live separately in Clovis, New Mexico. Pictured above is Peterson's home in the small town. At first, lived happily together in Mares' mobile home pictured above with her two youngest children Uriah and Joseph.
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Because the court has ordered Peterson and Mares to stay away from each other, Mares is not legally allowed to stay at this address next to her son's home. Peterson said he started falling love with his mom about a week after meeting her - but claims as he grew up with an adopted parents he never really saw Mares as his mother. In certain aspects I do but mostly I don't. It didn't feel wrong, it felt normal. Peterson claims it was him who made the first move not his mom. We were both consenting adults - when it comes down to it. I never thought it would blow up into something like this.
Because the couple are not allowed to be in contact, as a sign of his love and commitment, Peterson left a rose for Mares on the bench at the park in Clovis where the couple first expressed their love for each other.
Mares later collected the rose from the Clovis park bench and held it close to her heart. Mares also said that it didn't feel strange or wrong when the couple began their sexual relationship - but admits that it probably wouldn't have happened if she had raised Peterson. As well as legal trouble, the couple has met opposition from friends, neighbors, family members and the wider community.
Mares has been attacked outside her home and subjected to death threats. They call me incest. Dayton Chavez, Mares' ex and father to two of her sons Moses, nine, and Joseph, 12, says he supports Mares and Peterson's relationship. Mares says other moms she knows don't understand what she's going through but says her kids have said they will love her no matter what.
But with a torn look on her face, she added: Peterson admits that sometimes he wonders if he should have done things differently - if only to spare his family the pain. But he said that even if the judge offered to spare him jail if he stopped all contact with his mother, he would refuse.
And he has vowed to wait for Mares if she is jailed and he isn't. For me it's not about patience it's about commitment. Daily Mail Online interviewed the couple separately to ensure they did not breach their court order. As a sign of his love and commitment, Peterson left a rose for Mares on the bench at the park in Clovis where the couple first expressed their love for each other. If I could I'd give her everything she wants. I miss talking to her and seeing her. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. Despite the immense opposition to the couple's relationship, Mares and Peterson do have supporters in the community - including Dayton Chavez, Mares' ex and father to two of her sons Moses, nine, and Joseph, Peterson said that he is willing to wait for his mom if she's jailed, despite the risk of further prosecution.
The couple - who both have roots with Native American Apache tribes - is also being supported by Cristina Shy who runs www. Cristina, who is involved in an illegal relationship with her half brother in Minnesota, said: We are all adults. We are not pedophiles, there's no domestic issue we are in love, we want to be together but we are related.
New Mexico mother and son fell in love and will go to JAIL to defend their relationship
That shouldn't be a deciding factor. Cristina is hoping to raise enough money to get a high profile attorney to defend the case and says the couple is willing to fight all the way to the US Supreme Court.
Speaking to Daily Mail Online from her office in Clovis, Reeb concedes there is a chance Peterson could be spared jail because of his age - but she's doubtful Mares will be treated as leniently. Mares has been attacked outside her home since going public about her relationship with Peterson.
It's a fourth-degree felony. It's the law so our office is bound to uphold the law so we are pursuing it.
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Reeb said that in her year career as a prosecutor she has only handled a few incest cases. She added that if the couple reunited after their sentences - and law enforcement found out - they would be held accountable. Boys tend to be a little less aware of warning signs than girls. Perhaps this is because our sons are more concerned with making a good impression than discerning behavior.
The Damsel in Distress. Appealing to a guy for sure. This charmer needs to be constantly pampered, paid attention to, lavished with gifts, must have designer everything, and she treats service people with disdain. She is chronically ill not really ill but pretends to be in order to manipulate another, justify behavior, or to get attention ; something is physically wrong all the time!
Needs to argue constantly. There is more negative conversation than positive. In-love with love not…with you. Needs constant contact, validation, and attention. She may even be jealous of your guy friends. If she just got out of a relationship she may not be ready for another. Birds of a feather really do flock together.
She treats her parents and others like those in the service industry with contempt. These are the folks who have your best interest at heart.
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Some of these 12 qualities could be isolated incidents but if you see a pattern with any of these, heads up and head out! We are raising our sons to be men, husbands, and dads. My son just got married so he is past the dating game. His bride is a blessing. She is my daughter-in-love!