A 42-year-old father and his biological daughter have been charged with incest after they allegedly had a baby together.
The North Carolina dad, Steven Pladl, and his daughter Katie Pladl, 20, were arrested January 27 after Pladl’s estranged wife reportedly told police about the pair’s baby.
Katie Pladl was reportedly adopted out of state when she was born but when she turned 18 she found her biological parents through social media.
KRON4 reports that after making contact with her parents, Katie moved into their home in August 2016 with their two other children.
Court documents said Steven Pladl and his wife legally separated in November 2016.
The wife, who was not identified, said she discovered one of the other children’s journals in May 2017 and in it she read that her estranged husband had impregnated Katie Pladl.
Warrants say Steven Pladl told his other children to call Katie Pladl their stepmom, KRON 4 reported.
Steven Pladl allegedly confessed that it was true when his estranged wife asked him about the pregnancy. He allegedly told her he planned to marry their daughter.
Katie Pladl’s Instagram bio states that she is married.
A baby boy was with the pair when they were arrested, reports said. It is not clear who currently has custody of the child.
Steven and Katie Pladl are both charged with incest with adult, adultery, contributing to delinquency.
Both were each issued a $1 million bond.
Steven Pladl has been released on bond while Katie Pladl remains in jail, according to reports.