St. Paul man gets two years in incest case

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) The St. Paul man who was accused of having sex with his daughter will spend two years in prison on a related conviction.

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

Fieldgrove was originally charged with incest in Hall County, but later pleaded no contest to an attempted felony charge as part of a plea agreement. Thursday a judge sentenced Fieldgrove to two years in prison.

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 in August in Hall County.

Incest charges are also pending against both in Adams County.

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