Biological Father and Daughter in an Incestuous Relationship Lose Custody of Their Second Baby After Their First Son, Also Plagued With Genetic Problems, Was Also Taken Away

Biological Father and Daughter in an Incestuous Relationship Lose Custody of Their Second Baby After Their First Son, Also Plagued With Genetic Problems, Was Also Taken Away

What’s the problem with two consenting adults expressing their love for each other behind closed doors? It may sound like an argument for gay marriage, but it’s not — the pair of “consenting adults” in this situation are father and daughter, and they’ve just had their second child taken away from them by the courts.

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A biological father and daughter in an incestuous relationship have lost custody of their second baby after the first son, plagued with genetic problems, was also taken away.

The baby boy was removed from their care four days after he was born in Oregon last year,

Eric Lee Gates and his adult daughter, Chalena Mae Moody, had asked the appeals court to overturn a decision for the baby to be put in foster care, but their case was rejected, reports the Register Guard.

Authorities say Moody and her father were living as a couple in Springfield, before moving to Klamath Falls and have had two children under two years of age.

In March, Moody, 25, was sentenced to 10 days in jail on the incest charge, but got credit for time already served and did not have to serve any additional days behind bars.

She also received 18 months probation.

Gates, 49, is currently serving a six-month jail sentence for violating his probation by moving back in with Moody after he was originally convicted of incest in January.

Gates was also ordered to pay restitution to the State of Oregon for the medical expenses of the two children.

Gates and Moody are prohibited from contacting each other while on probation.

Incest, even when both participants are adults, is a felony crime in Oregon.

The pair have two children together – born in 2013 and 2014 – a third died in utero.

Moody was married to another man at the time of the second child’s birth.

… The appeals court opinion states the child born in 2013 has ‘significant medical issues, including medical issues that are likely due to the close genetic relationship of his biological parents’ and there is a chance these are present in the newborn.

According to the appeals court’s opinion, Moody previously gave birth to three other children, all of whom have been adopted.

The pair had argued that the appeals court failed to establish that their relationship posed a risk to their child who is now four months.

But the appeals court opinion states the reasons that the child was taken include the mother’s substance abuse and ‘chaotic lifestyle’ the pair both led as well as Gates’ criminal past.

Authorities say Gates was not Moody’s custodial parent during her childhood, as he served several stints in prison while she was growing up.

While this relationship will likely turn even the strongest of stomachs, why is it that they shouldn’t be allowed to remain together? After all, if we’re going to play the “two consenting adults behind closed doors” card, then what’s the problem with their relationship?

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