Pauline Elizabeth Martin, 33, was charged with incest after a genetic testing on her baby.
(Lake County Jail)
A Florida woman was charged with having an incestuous relationship with her brother after she gave birth to a child with serious medical problems.
Researchers said Pauline Elizabeth Martin, 33, was arrested Friday after genetic testing showed the child she gave birth on Nov. 21 had parents who were closely related.
The Orlando Sentinel has reported Martin, a McDonald’s cashier, told the delegates in Groveland they had a “romantic sexual relationship” with her brother for the past five years. She said that the last time they had sex was March 21.
“She said that she was planning to end her relationship with her brother because she knows that it is wrong,” deputies wrote in the arrest documents.
According to the authorities started the investigation after Martin’s baby was transferred to Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando within an hour of birth, because of a “severe medical problems.”
The police said that neither Martin nor her brother filled out Medicaid paperwork or obtained a birth certificate for the baby.
The paperwork was not completed until February. 26, authorities said.
Authorities interviewed by Martin at her workplace in Leesburg on Thursday. She was arrested the following day and charged with incest and resisting law enforcement without violence.
She was released from the Lake County Jail on $ 3,000 bond.
The authorities are looking for her brother, the Sentinel reported.