Woman who married father in bizarre rivalry with sister avoids jail time

A woman who married her father after a disturbing ‘sex competition’ with her half-sister has avoided jail.

Travis Fieldgrove, 39, and his daughter Samantha Kershner, 21, of the US state of Nebraska, were arrested in February after they allegedly began an intimate relationship in September last year, police said.

It’s also alleged they married in October last year, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.

According to police, the pair were aware of their biological relationship before being intimate.

Travis Fieldgrove met Samantha Kershner when she was 17 and claims he did not believe they were related. Source: Facebook/Travis Fieldgrove

The Omaha World-Herald reported Kershner did not know her father as a child and told her mother she wanted to meet him, which she finally did when she was 17.

According to a court affidavit, the pair began with a father-daughter relationship before it turned sexual.

The 21-year-old told police she wanted to have sex with her father as part of a “jealous competition” with her half-sister as to who could sleep with him.

According to the affidavit obtained by Omaha World-Herald, Fieldgrove did not believe Kershner was his daughter as he was not named on her birth certificate.

He also claimed results of a DNA test, which showed a 99.999 per cent chance he was her father, were false.

Samantha Kershner and Travis Fieldgrove were charged after they got married last year. Source: Hall County Jail

According to KHGI TV, Kershner was initially charged with incest but she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to nine months’ probation.

In May, Fieldgrove was sentenced to two years in prison.

KHGI reports his lawyer Jeff Loeffler said his client was “embarrassed” and had a brain injury.

“He’s certainly not a high functioning guy,” he said.

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