Leviticus 18:7 says, “You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness.”
You think you’ve got strange neighbors? Well, think again! When a Panama City man looked over his fence into the backyard of his neighbor, he was shocked at what he saw. There, in broad daylight, was a man and his daughter having sex in the grass…
Here’s the story from ABC Action News:
A father and daughter were arrested on Tuesday in Panama City, Florida on charges of incest.
Panama City Police arrested 39-year-old Justin Bunn and 19-year-old Taylor Bunn just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
According to arrest records, the father and daughter were seen having sex in in their backyard on Wakulla Avenue on February 18.
On Tuesday, investigators say that both Justin and Taylor admitted to having consensual sex, arrest records state.
Both were arrested and charged with incest. Justin’s bond was set at $5,000 and Taylor’s bond was set at $1,000. During a court appearance on Wednesday, a judge ordered that the father and daughter may not have any contact with each other.
Here’s more from Psychology Today:
So on matters of morality, I generally agree with Katherine Hepburn who quiped to Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen, “Nature is what we are put in this world to rise above.” There is, however, an exception to my contention that humans should not turn to nature for moral guidance.
It is the rule that says “Don’t have sex with first degree relatives.” First degree relatives are the individuals you share 50 percent of your genes with — your parents, children, and siblings. Indeed, non-human animals have a evolved a host of strategies to prevent incest. Even plants possess anti-incest mechanisms.
And 19-year-old Taylor Bunn is of legal age in this case, but when did this patten of behavior start? It’s more than likely that she suffered abuse as a child and that it continued, sadly, into her adulthood. Although she’s responsible for her crimes as an adult per se, those mitigating factors should be taken into consideration.
Her father on the other hand, should suffer the harshest consequences available under Florida law. While we can’t prove it, it stands to reason that his young daughter has probably suffered under his abuse for years.
We will continue to monitor this story and update you on any developments.
What kind of punishment should the father receive?
What about the daughter?