A 21-year-old woman who had sex with her own father before marrying him has been spared jail after her father was locked up for two years.
Samantha Kershner, 21, got married to Travis Fieldgrove, 40, after she and her sister allegedly got locked in a sick fight over who could have sex with him first.
The father and daughter were charged with incest after being accused of having sex in two counties in Nebraska, US. But Kershner pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour charge of false reporting, a plea by which a defendant accepts conviction but does not plead or admit guilt, and got nine months probation.
Fieldgrove was jailed for two years last month after pleading no contest to attempted incest in a deal with prosecutors. The two also face incest charges in Hastings, Adams County, where they tied the knot last October, Metro UK reports.
Kershner is further accused of making false statements under oath. She is said to have first met Fieldgrove as a 17-year-old when her mum first told her he was her father.
Police started probing the relationship after Kershner’s mother reported that they had sex last September.
Fieldgrove denied he was Kershner’s dad but DNA tests proved 99.99 per cent he was, court files said. Documents also said Kershner claimed her motive to have sex with him was due to “jealous competition with her half-sister” about who could sleep with him first.
Police said: “This case relates to the two being involved in an intimate relationship beginning in September of 2018 in Grand Island, Nebraska, despite evidence that Fieldgrove is the paternal parent.
“Evidence leading up to the arrest suggests that Fieldgrove and Kershner were aware of the biological relationship before being intimate, and further indicates that they quickly married one another after being notified of the investigation.”