The Florida authorities recently arrested a 33-year-old McDonald’s employee after the staff of a women’s hospital discovered that the woman gave birth to her brother’s child. DNA testing conducted at the hospital revealed that the child’s parents are close relatives.
Florida Woman In a 5-Year Relationship with Her Brother
Last week, the Florida authorities arrested 33-year-old Pauline Elizabeth Martin, and charged her with incest, a third-degree felony under Florida law. The woman admitted to sleeping with her brother but wanting to put an end to the relationship which she considered to be ‘wrong.’
Martin’s story began in November 2017, when the woman was brought to a Groveland clinic in order to give birth. Shortly after that, the woman’s child was transferred to the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Children, and it had multiple deformities and other potentially fatal medical issues.
Suspecting that foul play might be involved, the doctors ordered a DNA test for the child. Meanwhile, after giving birth, a Florida Department of Children and Families contacted Martin in order to fill out the child’s birth certificate.
The woman agreed to supply the agent with all the information she required minus the father’s name. Believing that the woman might be hiding something, the Florida Department of Children and Families employee contacted the authorities regarding Martin case.
At around the same time, the DNA test ordered by the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Children doctors came back. According to the authorities, the analysis revealed that the child was conceived by partners who were close relatives.
Last week, a detective from Lake County Sheriff’s Office went to the McDonald’s restaurant where the Florida woman was working and asked her about the baby’s father. Martin later admitted that she conceived the child with her brother with whom she had a five-year-long relationship.
She also confessed that she was on the brink of ending the relationship, which she considered wrong. The Florida woman also told the detective that she had sex with the man the night before the arrest.
According to the authorities, when Martin was arrested, she spat on the deputies and yelled profanities.
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