St. Paul man to be sentenced in Grand Island incest case

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) A St. Paul man charged in Hall County with having sex with his biological daughter will be sentenced next month on a lesser charge.

Court records show that Travis Fieldgrove, 40, was accused of having sex with Samantha Kershner, 21, also of St. Paul.

Fieldgrove pleaded no contest to attempted incest which carries a max penalty of two years in prison. He'll be sentenced May 30.

Grand Island police arrested Fieldgrove and Kershner January 29.

Police said the two were involved in an intimate relationship beginning in September of 2018 in Grand Island, despite evidence that Fieldgrove is the paternal parent of Kershner.

Evidence leading up to the arrest suggests that Fieldgrove and Kershner were aware of the biological relationship before being intimate, and further indicates that they quickly married one another in Adams County after being notified of the investigation.

Kershner also faces a felony incest charge and is scheduled for trial July 9, 2019.

Incest charges are pending against both in Adams County.