The ex-wife and mother of the couple from Richmond, Virginia, who have allegedly engaged in incest has spoken out.
Steven Walter Pladl and his wife Alyssa had given birth to Katie Rose Pladl in 1998. She was adopted by another family and lived out of state. On her 18th birthday, she contacted her biological parents with hopes to reconnect.
Just months after they reunited, Katie moved in with her biological parents and their two other children. Soon after, Steven and Alyssa separated, and Alyssa took her children and moved out, according to WNCN.
“There are no words to describe the sense of betrayal and disgust I'm feeling,” Alyssa told The Daily Mail on Tuesday. “I waited 18 long years to have a relationship with my daughter — and now he's completely destroyed it.”
Months after moving out, Katie's mother read a diary entry belonging to one of her other two children, which revealed that Katie was pregnant.
“Katie is pregnant. Dad says they feel like couples. Did they get a little too drunk that night? My dad is a slut,” the entry allegedly read, according to the Daily Mail. “He's Satan. He's f*cking SATAN. He'll go to hell but he won't be the one getting tortured, he'll be the one torturing people.”
According to the journal, Steven also allegedly urged his other children to call Katie their stepmom. Alyssa said in her interview that she was especially disturbed that the two reportedly wed in a ceremony that was attended by Katie’s adoptive parents and her ex-husband’s parents.
“From what I know it was an official wedding, even if it was illegal,” Alyssa said. “They just didn't disclose their father-daughter relationship. They were all there for an incestuous wedding and she's pregnant with his baby. How they could be there celebrating is beyond me.”
Alyssa contacted police and told them about what she read in the journal, and an investigation formed in 2017. They were eventually found and arrested last month.
It is unclear if the couple has an attorney who can speak on their behalf at this time. Steven allegedly admitted to impregnating their daughter, according to police records, AJC reported. Steven and Katie were charged with incest with adult, adultery and contributing to delinquency. The father is out of jail on a $1 million bond, but Katie is still in jail.
“She's a breastfeeding mother. She's in there struggling emotionally and physically. But he's used whatever financial resources he can get his hands on to get himself out, not her,” Alyssa told The Daily Mail. “That should tell you all you need to know about what kind of husband and father he is. There is no way I'm ever having him around his daughters again. I think he needs to go to jail and pay for what he's done.”
[Photos: Wake County Sheriff]