A MAN had sex with his wheelchair-bound mother because no other women wanted him, a court has been told.
The 26-year-old man asked his mother "why don't women want me" as they watched a movie at their Darwin home in September this year, the Northern Territory Supreme Court was told.
The man, who moved from Western Australia to Darwin last year, allegedly told his mother: "I can't get no women here," the Northern Territory News reported.
Prosecutor Paul Usher said the mother reassured him: "You'll find the right one".
But Mr Usher said the son pulled the mother's "knickers down with one hand" and took a condom out of his wallet, and had sex with his mother on the futon she had been lying on.
Mr Usher said the son had sex again with his mother later, and afterwards she managed to get into her wheelchair to get to her bedroom.
He said the woman, who has been in a wheelchair for seven years due to a debilitating disease, reported the incident to her GP the next day and police arrested the son that afternoon.
The man pleaded guilty to two counts of having sex with a person, knowing that the person was his mother.
The maximum penalty is 14 years' jail.
Defence lawyer Michelle Swift said the man maintained that it was his mother who made the "initial sexual contact".
She said he felt "incredibly ashamed" about what had happened and had been "reading the Bible and doing as much sport as he can".
Justice Sally Thomas adjourned the case for sentencing on November 13.