A North Carolina father and his biological daughter have been charged with incest, adultery, and contributing to delinquency after engaging in a sexual relationship which resulted the 18-year-old becoming pregnant.
In 1998, Katie Rose Pladl was born to Steven Walter Pladl and Alyssa Pladl of Virgina. She was then legally adopted to a family out of state and lost contact with her parents. When Katie Pladl turned 18, she used social media to contact her biological parents. After communicating with her parents, she moved in to their home with their two other children, reported WNCN.
In Nov. 2016, Katie moved in, Steven Pladl and Alyssa legally separated and the wife moved out, according to arrest warrants.
Alyssa told authorities that Steven Pladl would sleep on the floor of Katie’s room just before she moved out.
On May 23, 2017, Alyssa Pladl read one of her children’s diary and discovered Katie was pregnant and Steven Pladl was the father. According to arrest warrants, Steven Pladl told his other children to call Katie their step-mom.
When Alyssa asked Steven if he had impregnated their biological daughter, he said yes and that he planned to marry Katie.
Days after Alyssa found the diary, the Henrico County Child Advocacy Center interviewed the Pladl’s two other children, who said they were told Steven impregnate Katie. On Nov. 29, 2017, Henrico County police issued warrants for the arrest of Katie and Steven Pladl.
The Pladls were located in Knightdale, North Carolina, and arrested on Jan. 27.
At the time of their arrest, a Knightdale police officer also found a baby boy in their care. Warrants say that baby was born in September 2017.
Both Steve and Katie Pladl are being held at the Wake County Detention Center pending extradition to Virginia.
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