Travis Fieldgrove and his daughter Samantha Kershner are charged with incest after Kershner told police she competed with her half-sister to see who could have sex with their father first, The Omaha World-Herald reports.
Fieldgrove, 39, and Kershner, 21, were both charged with one count of incest in Hall County and Adams County in Nebraska.
Kershner told police she first met her father three years ago and the relationship recently turned sexual.
She also told officers that “her motivation to have sex with her father stemmed from a jealous competition with her half-sister regarding who could have sex with their father.”
Fieldgrove and Kershner got married on October 1 after learning they were under investigation.
Kershner got nine months of probation from the Hall County court in June 2019 and time served on a 22-day sentence. While Fieldgrove was sentenced to two years in prison in May 2019. Fieldgrover was ordered to not contact Kershner upon his release.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Samantha Kershner Met Dad Travis Fieldgrove 3 Years Ago
Kershner, 21, told Grand Island police that she asked her mother about who her father was three years ago.
Her mother agreed to arrange a meeting between her and Fieldgrove.
For the next three years, she said, the two had a father-daughter relationship.
But that all changed last September.
2. Kershner Said She Competed With Sister to See Who Could Have Sex With Fieldgrove First
Police interviewed Kershner and Fieldgrove in September after receiving a tip about an incestuous relationship.
According to police, both admitted to being in a sexual relationship.
Five days later, Kershner spoke to police again and tried to deny that she had sex with her father but later recanted her denial.
She told officers “her motivation to have sex with her father stemmed from a jealous competition with her half-sister regarding who could have sex with their father.”
3. Kershner Married Fieldgrove Last Year
Fieldgrove and Kershner were married at the Adams County Courthouse in Hastings on October 1, just weeks after speaking with police.
“Evidence leading up to the arrest suggests that Fieldgrove and (the daughter) were aware of the biological relationship before being intimate, and further indicates that they quickly married one another after being notified of the investigation,” a police affidavit said.
Fieldgrove told police that he did not believe that Kershner was his daughter because his name was not on the birth certificate.
Both declined to say how their relationship turned sexual but admitted to police that they began to have sex on September 10.
4. Fieldgrove Claimed He Wasn’t The Father But DNA Test Proved He Was
Fieldgrove insisted to police that he did not believe Kershner was his daughter.
He wrote in a Facebook comment that a DNA test showed that he was not the father.
But a police affidavit says that test results collected on January 14 showed that there was a 99.999 percent chance that Fieldgrove was Kershner’s father.
5. Fieldgrove Pleaded No Contest to the Charges Against Him
In 2019, Fieldgrove pleaded no contest to the various charges leveled against him. Following his release from prison, Fieldgrove will undergo a year of supervised release. In January 2020, Fieldgrove was sentenced to two years on a charge of felony incest in Adams County, Nebraska, reports ABC Nebraska. Those two years will be served after Fieldgrove does his time in Hall County.