Katie Pladl was given up for adoption at birth in 1998 but had decided to track down her biological parents when she turned 18. 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.
This new stage is what resulted to a turn of event for the Pladls as their father started a relationship with his daughter.
Steven Pladl, 42, left his wife to start a relationship with his 20-year-old daughter Katie. According to reports Katie is now heavily pregnant and married to her dad.
Steven further told his other children that they should start referring to their eldest sibling as their “step-mom”, according to court documents. The couple are now facing criminal charges after police uncovered the horrendous scandal.
Within months of meeting her parents, her mum had moved out of the family home with her two children. Later, Steven reportedly told his wife that he planned to get married to his daughter.
Katie’s mum told police that Steven had begun “sleeping on Katie’s floor”, according to court documents. Then in May 2017, the wife read in one of her other children’s journals that Katie was pregnant and Steven was the father.
In July last year, Katie posted Instagram photos of herself heavily pregnant and kissing her dad by a lake. The caption suggested it was their “wedding day”.
She wrote: “Nothing fancy, just love #justmarried #simplewedding #pregnancy.”