A truly disturbing story has emerged from Knightdale, North Carolina.
A man has been arrested for incest after he dumped his wife and had a baby with his own daughter.
Steven Walter Pladl, 42, gave up his biological daughter Katie Rose Pladl, 20, when she was just a baby.
But father and daughter were arrested last week after Steven’s estranged wife told police that he impregnated their daughter.
Katie was adopted out of state after she was born. When she turned 18 she used social media to find her biological parents, KRON 4 reports.
Her parents invited her to live with them and their two children in August 2016.
However Steven and his wife legally separated three months later, in November 2016.
But the wife told authorities that the month she moved out of the home, Steven began sleeping on the floor of Katie’s bedroom.
In May 2017 she read some shocking material in one of her other children’s journal.
She learned her daughter was pregnant and that Steven was the father.
According to the warrants, Steven had asked the two younger children to refer to Katie as their step-mom, even though she was their sibling.
After learning about the pregnancy, the wife contacted her estranged husband.
She asked if he had impregnated Katie. He allegedly admitted the baby was his and said they planned to get married.
Katie posted an Instagram photo in July stating that she and Steven had gotten ‘married.’
But it is not thought to be a legal union.
Police said at some point after May 2017, Katie and Steven moved to Wake County, North Carolina together.
Arrest warrants were issued for them in November 2017. The couple were later arrested at their Knightdale home in January.
Authorities said when they were arrested a baby boy was with them. Warrants revealed the baby was born in September 2017.
The father and daughter are being held in the Wake County Detention Center pending extradition to Virginia.
They have been charged with incest with adult, adultery, contributing to delinquency.
Steven and Katie were each issued a $1million bond. Steven bonded out of jail, but Katie remains behind bars.
It’s not clear who is looking after their baby.