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A father and the daughter he gave up for adoption face felony incest charges after having child



KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WSET) — A mother is warning parents of adopted children after her daughter developed a sexual relationship with her biological father.

She said if children want to reunite with their biological parents, it should be in therapy because those feelings that come up during the reunion can be confusing.

The mother showed photos to WTVR in Richmond of her daughter and ex-husband posing with their new baby.

Katie Pladl, 21, is Steven Pladl's, 42, biological daughter.

The two were arrested in North Carolina and are facing charges related to incest. They are being extradited to Henrico County, N.C. where they allegedly first developed a sexual relationship, WTVR reported.

Steven Pladl's ex-wife said she was 17 and he was 22 when they had Katie and gave her up for adoption, but when Katie turned 18, she located her biological parents to develop a relationship.

The biological mother said she moved in with him and called them 'mom' and 'dad.'

The mother ultimately moved out when she and Steven decided to separate, she told WTVR.

She said she found out that a sexual relationship started after reading one of Katie's journals.

In Virginia, incest is a class five felony and will result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years. But police said it's not illegal everywhere, and is not against the law in New Jersey.

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