Dad, daughter have baby, ‘plan to marry’
A MAN and his biological daughter who are reportedly "planning to get married" are facing incest charges after they allegedly had a baby together.
According to The Sun, Steven Pladl, 42, of Wake County, North Carolina, gave up Katie Pladl, 20, for adoption as a baby but she contacted her parents through social media when she turned 18, police said.
She went to live with her biological parents and their two children near Richmond, Virginia, in August 2016 before the couple legally separated three months later, according to local news channel WNCN.
The wife, who has not been named, told authorities that her husband would sleep on the floor of Katie's room in the months before she moved out.
In May last year, she read in one of her children's journals that Katie was pregnant with her father's baby and that her husband Steven Pladl had told his other children to call Katie their stepmother, according to the arrest warrant.
When his wife confronted him, Pladl allegedly confirmed he had impregnated their adult daughter and that they planned to marry.
A week later, father and daughter moved to Wake County and in November last year a warrant was issued for their arrest.
They were located at an address last week, where officers discovered a baby boy who is understood to be the four-month-old child of the pair.
Steven and Katie Pladl were held at the Wake County Detention Center pending extradition to Virginia and charged with incest with adult, adultery, contributing to delinquency.
Court records show that Steven Pladl has been released on a $1 million bond while Katie Pladl, issued with the same bond, remains in jail.
According to the warrant, they are due to make their first court appearance on Monday.
This story first appeared in The Sun and is republished with permission.