This June 2016 image provided by Alyssa Pladl, shows Katie Pladl and her father Steven Pladl in Richmond, Va. Steven Pladl, was charged with incest after he impregnated his biological daughter, Katie. (Alyssa Pladl via AP)
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In 1995, Steven Pladl was 20 when he met a 15-year-old girl named Alyssa on the internet.After turning 18 in January 2016, Katie, who Gould said had been told she was adopted, found her birth parents and messaged them.Steven and Alyssa had already decided to separate and were sleeping in separate rooms.Alyssa Pladl told Katie privately that Steven Pladl had abused her as a baby and that a major reason for the adoption was her own safety.Katie, according to Alyssa, didn't appear to be concerned.Steven Pladl's behavior changed after he met Katie, Alyssa Pladl said.About six weeks after Katie moved in, Steven Pladl one night slept on the floor in her room.Alyssa Pladl finally moved out in November 2016 and shared custody of the two children with Steven Pladl.Katie's adoptive parents posed for a photo on the wedding day along with Steven, Katie and Steven's mother.Steven Pladl's lawyer, Rick Friedman II, said there was never an allegation that Steven Pladl pressured Katie into a relationship.
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