A Nebraska man has been sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with, and marrying, his 21-year-old biological daughter.
Travis Fieldgrove, 40, learned his fate on Thursday, a month after pleading no contest to a charge of attempted incest in Hall County.
Fieldgrove and his daughter, Samantha Kershner, were both arrested on incest charges in February in Hastings, Nebraska, after police received 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 competed for her dad’s affection with her half-sister.
They got married in October 2018 – just one month after finding out police were investigating them.
At his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Fieldgrove’s defense attorney, Jeff Loeffler, told the court his client is ‘very embarrassed’ by what happened and wishes it never happened.