Why does a mother feels guilt for her adult son's actions?

Anonymous
Somewhere in May 2015 one of my co-workers made a hard decision. She was in tears when turning her son in for raping 2 college girls. He had previously confessed it to his mother.

He got sentenced to 16 years and his mother insisted he gets treated. She hasn't been the same since and is on depression pills. Overall she's a good person and tried her best to raise her 3 children good, 2 sons and 1 daughter. Only her last child turned out rotten but she feels she failed him.

Why would she feel guilt over her adult son's actions? She didn't rape anyone. Her disgusting son did.
Why does a mother feels guilt for her adult son's actions?
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