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Mother, 44, and son, 25, arrested following incest allegations

Melissa 'Missy' Kitchens (Image via Facebook)
Melissa 'Missy' Kitchens (Image via Facebook)

A 44-year-old mother and her 25-year-old son have been arrested in the US on suspicion of incest.

Melissa 'Missy' Kitchens and her son Shaun Thomas Pfeiffer, each face charges of incest in North Carolina.

Pfeiffer's mugshot via the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office

Pfeiffer, who is married with a young child, is also charged with 'indecent liberties with a child, communicating threats and being intoxicated and disruptive'.

It is being reported that it appears that Pfeiffer and his wife live with his mother in a house in the town of Asheville in North Carolina.

Kitchen's mugshot via the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office

It is unclear how the allegations of incest came to be made.

Kitchens and Pfeiffer are both due back in court later this month.

If convicted, incest between adults carries a prison term of between 10 months and 41 months in North Carolina.