WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A jury found a couple guilty of sex abuse charges after a trial where their son testified he had frequent sexual encounters with his mother while his father offered him instructions and tips on what to do.
The 14-year-old boy told jurors that he first started having sex with his mother when he was 8 – about a year after his dad started showing him pornography, reported the Associated Press.
The boy said he didn’t know sex with his mother was wrong until he was placed in foster care years later. The boy was home-schooled at his house in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Both the mother and father took the stand in their own defense. The mother, 45, was convicted of rape of a child, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and incest.
The father was also convicted in April of 13 charges he sexually abused two underage girls between 2002 and 2005. His sentence was postponed until the conclusion of the case involving his son.
Prosecutors said the family was extremely poor and lived in squalor. He did not know how to use eating utensils or tie his shoelaces when he was removed from his home in 2010.