A mother has been arrested after allegedly having sex with her son, who she described on Facebook as being "handsome".

Melissa 'Missy' Kitchens, 44, from North Carolina, has been charged along with her son, Shaun Thomas Pfeiffer, 25, with incest.

She was arrested on September 7, with officers arrested her son one day later.

Police claim in documents that she had sex with her son in August, however it is not clear how these allegations came to light.

Her son Pfeiffer has also been charged with being intoxicated and disruptive, indecent liberties with a child and communicating threats.

Melissa Nell Kitchens

Melissa Kitchens is accused of having sex with her son in August

Arrest documents claim that the mother and son had sex together in August.

According to reports, he lives in a home with his wife Shannon Roman and his mother in Asheville, North Carolina.

Shaun Pfeiffer

The mum has previously written on Facebook while commenting on a picture of her son: "Can't get over how handsome you are."

In a post that suggests family problems, she also wrote on social media: "Just trying To Brighten The Mood—- Things are Very Stressful and I Love You and I Respect Any Decision— As Long as your Happy and Safe………. I miss you& wish I had more time w you…… Your Very Valuable and Hopefully The Stresses—- Will get better."

Shaun's Mother and wife

Shaun's Mother and wife Shannon Roman

Pfeiffer's wife Shannon has also appeared to comment on Facebook: "When you truly care for someone, their mistakes never change your feelings because it's the mind that gets angry but the heart still cares."

Pfeiffer is being held on $70,500 bail, according to the Buncombe County Jail.

Mum arrested 'for having sex with her married 25-year-old son'

Kitchens is being held on $30,000.

They are both set to appear in court in late September.