Steven Pladl, 42, left his wife to start a relationship with his 20-year-old daughter Katie Pladl, who has now reportedly given birth to his child. Steven also told his other children that they should start referring to their eldest sibling as their “step-mom”, according to court documents.
Katie was given up for adoption at birth in 1998. When she turned 18, she decided to track down her biological parents. She reportedly first contacted her biological parents through social media. The family then arranged for her to come and visit them in Richmond, West Virginia, in August 2016 and she met the Pladl’s and her two younger siblings.
Katie posted Instagram photos of herself heavily pregnant and kissing her dad by a lake in July 2017, with a caption that suggested it was their “wedding day”.
She wrote: “Nothing fancy, just love #justmarried #simplewedding #pregnancy
The couple are now facing criminal charges after police uncovered the horrendous scandal.