Father Nebraska, 40, has been sentenced to two years in prison for marrying and having sex with his 21-year-old biological daughter who wanted to make her half-sister jealous by sleeping with their father.
- Travis Fieldgrove, 40, was sentenced to a reduced indictment for attempted incest after arguing no contest
- With the honor for the time he has served, he will spend eight months in prison, followed by a year under surveillance
- His daughter, Samantha Kershner, has not advocated a contest for a limited indictment for false reports, a crime, and will be sentenced in June
- Fieldgrove's lawyer said he has a brain injury and no & # 39; functioning & # 39; is man
A Nebraska man has been sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with and married his 21-year-old biological daughter.
Travis Fieldgrove, 40, learned his fate on Thursday, a month after he did not charge for attempted incest in Hall County.
Fieldgrove and his daughter, Samantha Kershner, were both arrested on charges of incest in February in Hastings, Nebraska, after the police got a tip about their sexual relationship.
Police said the father and daughter both admitted to having a romantic and sexual relationship, even though they knew they were biologically related, and Kershner said she was fighting for her father's affection with her half-sister.
Travis Fieldgrove, 40, appeared on Thursday in Nebraska Court (photo) to be sentenced to two years in prison for sex with his own daughter
Fieldgrove (left) and his daughter, Samantha Kershner, 21 (right), were arrested in February for incest charges after the police received a tip about their sexual relationship
They married in October 2018 – just a month after they discovered that the police were investigating them.
During his conviction on Thursday, Fieldgrove's lawyer, Jeff Loeffler, told the court that his client & # 39; very ashamed & # 39; is because of what has happened and that this has never happened.
He also said that Fieldgrove suffers from a brain injury and that it is not a & # 39; well-functioning boy & # 39; is NTV.com
Judge Mark Young sentenced the father to prison and called him & # 39; someone who never contributed to society & # 39 ;.
As time goes on, Fieldgrove will only spend eight months behind bars, followed by a year of post-release surveillance Kearney Hub.
Kershner first met her biological father three years ago and maintained a normal relationship with him at the time, but that changed later
During that time, Fieldgrove is forbidden to contact his daughter.
Kershner has not advocated a contest for a limited indictment for false reports, a crime, and is scheduled to be sentenced in June.
They first met three years ago, when Kershner, then the age of 17, told her mother that she wanted to know who her father was.
Kershner and Fieldgrove met and maintained a father-daughter relationship for three years.
They told the police that they first had sex in September last year. The couple would not reveal how their father-daughter relationship became sexual.
According to loading documents, Kershner told the police that she was a & # 39; jealous competition & # 39; with her half sister about who could have sex with their father first.
Kershner's mother informed the police in September about their relationship.
The father and daughter had sex in September 2018 and married one month later
Fieldgrove married his daughter in the Adams County courthouse the following month after they found out they were being investigated for incest.
The marriage license requirements where they get married state that both parties must provide the full names of their parents before it can be approved.
Fieldgrove is not listed as Kershner & # 39; s father on her birth certificate.
When questioned by the police, Fieldgrove said he didn't believe Kershner was his daughter because his name wasn't on the certificate.
A paternity test that Fieldgrove and Kershner agreed in January found that there was a 99.999 percent probability that he was her father.
Lincoln Journal Star reported that Fieldgrove is still facing a separate incest burden in Adams County.
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