Father-daughter couple charged after having baby together


Steven Pladl and Katie Pladl

KNIGHTDALE, NC — A North Carolina man and his daughter have been charged with incest after having a baby and planning to get married, according to WTVD

Steven Pladl, 42, and Katie Pladl, 20, were arrested in their Knightdale home on Jan. 27. 

According to arrest warrants, Katie was legally adopted out of state when she was born. When she turned 18, she reached out to Steven and her mother through social media. In August 2016, she moved in with her biological parents and their two children. 

Steven and his wife legally separated in November 2016, the warrants state.

The wife told investigators that Steven had been sleeping in the floor of Katie’s bedroom.

The wife also said that she learned her daughter was pregnant last May and that Steven was the father after reading on of her daughter’s journals. 

Warrants state that the wife contact Steven and he admitted that Katie was pregnant with his child and that the two had plans to get married. 

Two younger children were reportedly told by Steven to refer to Katie as step-mom, even though she’s actually their sister. 

Arrest warrants were issued for them in November 2017 and they were arrested in January.

According to the arrest warrants, their baby was born in September 2017 and was with them at the time of the arrest. 

Steven and Katie are charged with incest with adult, adultery, and contributing to delinquency. Each was issued a $1 million bond. 

Steven has since bonded out of jail but Katie being held at the Wake County Detention Center pending extradition to Virginia.



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