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Police: Nebraska Woman Admits ‘Jealous Competition with Half Sister’ Led to Incest


A 21-year-old Nebraska woman has allegedly admitted that she and her half sister competed to see who could have sex with their 39-year-old dad first. Samantha Kershner, who was charged along with her father Travis Fieldgrove with incest, apparently told police that “her motivation to have sex with her father stemmed from a jealous competition with her half sister regarding who could have sex with their father.”

The Kershner-Fieldgrove affair apparently began innocently enough three years ago, when Kershner asked her mother to tell her who her father was. Kershner’s mom identified the man as Fieldgrove, the two met and then had a father-daughter relationship for three years. That changed in Sept. 2018, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Although the two did not reveal exactly how their relationship turned sexual, they did admit to police they had sex on Sept. 10. An unidentified individual called police with a tip about the incestuous relationship.

Remarkably, upon learning that they were under investigation, the two got married on Oct. 1:

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

Fieldgrove initially claimed that he was not Kersnher’s father. He said that his name was not on her birth certificate. He also said that a DNA test proved he was not the father, but police said that was not the case. In fact, they said, the results indicated that there was a 99.999 percent chance Fieldgrove was Kershner’s biological father.

For this relationship, the two could each spend eight years behind bars.

[Images via Grand Island Police Department]

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Matt Naham is the Senior A.M. Editor of Law&Crime.