Samantha Kershner, 21, allegedly told officials she was in a "jealous competition with her half-sister regarding who could have sex with their father"

By Karen Mizoguchi
February 01, 2019 06:45 PM
Hall County Jail

A father-daughter pair in Nebraska has been charged with one count of incest after admitting to police about their sexual relationship.

Travis Fieldgrove, 39, and his 21-year-old daughter, Samantha Kershner, were arrested by Grand Island authorities on Wednesday, according to a statement from the police department, which noted that they became romantically involved in September 2018 despite being aware of their biological relationship before being intimate.

Kershner allegedly told officials that she wanted to have sex with Fieldgrove because she was in a “jealous competition with her half-sister regarding who could have sex with their father,” according to a court affidavit, obtained by the Omaha World-Herald, ABC-NTV and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Kershner also told police she learned of her father’s identity nearly four years prior after asking her mother to introduce her to Fieldgrove, according to the affidavit.

On Oct. 1, Kershner and Fieldgrove got married at the Adams County Courthouse in Hastings.

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The court documents, obtained by multiple outlets, indicate Fieldgrove is 99.999 percent Kershner’s father via DNA tests. Fieldgrove was not listed on Kershner’s birth certificate.

In addition, Nebraska courthouses no longer require blood testing prior to obtaining a marriage license.

Both Fieldgrove and Kershner are being held in the Hall County Jail with Fieldgrove on $100,000 bail and Kershner on $20,000 bail.

It was not immediately known if the pair retained an attorney who could comment on their behalf.

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