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Killer Incest Dad’s Lawyer: ‘He Was Head Over Heels in Love With’ His Daughter

Posted on | April 27, 2018 | 1 Comment

Steven Pladl (left) and his daughter/wife Katie Fusco (right).

Earlier this month, shocking headlines announced an atrocious crime: Steven Pladl, 43, had killed his infant son, and then killed the child’s mother, Katie Fusco, 20 — who was also Pladl’s daughter — before committing suicide. Katie had been put up for adoption when she was 8 months old. When she turned 18, however, she contacted her biological parents, who were still married and had two children of their own. Katie, who had been raised in upstate New York, decided in August 2016 to move in with Steven and Alyssa Pladl in Henrico County, Virginia:

All was not well in the Pladl home. Steven and Alyssa had already decided to separate and were sleeping in separate rooms. Alyssa Pladl said she had suffered emotional and verbal abuse by her husband for years.
“I was always on eggshells, whatever his mood was, everybody knew, and that mood was often not happy, a lot of yelling, a lot of things smashed in the house, in front of our kids,” she said. . . .
Alyssa Pladl finally moved out in November 2016, and she shared custody of the two children with Steven Pladl.
In May 2017, she learned from her 11-year-old daughter’s journal of the incestuous relationship and Katie’s pregnancy. Her daughter wrote that she and her sister were told by Steven Pladl to refer to Katie as their stepmother.
“I started to become hysterical, and I called him,” she said. “I said, ‘Is Katie pregnant with your baby?’ He just said, ‘I thought you knew. We’re in love.’
“I started screaming,” she said. “I was just cursing him out: ‘How could you? You’re sick. She’s a child.'”
Then she called the police. . . .

Prosecuting incest between “consenting adults” is apparently difficult. It was not until January 2018 that police arrested the couple. Meanwhile . . .

On July 20, 2017, two months after his divorce from Alyssa was finalized and amid the police investigation, Steven Pladl married Katie in Parkton, Maryland. They lied on their application, saying they were unrelated, according to records.
Katie’s adoptive parents posed for a photo on the wedding day along with Steven, Katie and Steven’s mother. Katie wears a short black dress.
Tony and Kelly Fusco thought there was nothing they could do and had decided it was best to support Katie, [Kelly Fusco’s brother] said.
Katie gave birth to Bennett on Sept. 1. She and Steven moved to a house on a cul-de-sac in Knightdale, North Carolina . . . They were arrested on incest charges in January. A judge ordered them to not contact each other, and Steven Pladl’s mother has custody.
Steven Pladl’s lawyer, Rick Friedman II, said there was never an allegation that Steven Pladl pressured Katie into a relationship.
“This case is an 18-year-old girl who shows up at the doorstep of a 40-year-old man who’s going through difficult times with his wife,” Friedman said. “They have a bond because they’re biologically related, but they never knew each other before they had a sexual relationship. He was head over heels in love with her, so much so that that outweighed the issue of them being biologically related.” . . .

“Love is love!” How often have we heard this from the LGBT lobby? If the emotional impulse of “love” can justify overturning the marriage laws of dozens of states for the sake of “equality,” can we be confident it will remain illegal for a 20-year-old to marry her own father? Perhaps the 5-4 majority that decided the Obergefell case will someday rule that brothers and sisters can marry, too, because “love is love,” right?

Well, we wouldn’t want to offend our gay friends — or risk being accused of “hate” — by comparing homosexuality to incest, but the logic of moral relativism and the rhetoric of radical “equality,” if unopposed, must ultimately destroy all limits of sexual behavior. Even if we believe that adult incest could never gain legal sanction, it is certain that some people will not wait for the Supreme Court’s approval before they go sliding down that slippery slope of “progress.” With no clear standard of right and wrong to impede their hedonistic pursuits, people will do whatever they want, justifying their wickedness by whatever relativistic arguments occur to their depraved minds, and you’ll be condemned as a bigot if you express your disapproval. Warner Todd Huston was suspended from Twitter for saying that transgenderism is a mental illness.


Can anyone argue that Zachary Antolak, a/k/a “Zinnia Jones,” a/k/a “Satana Kennedy,” a/k/a “Lauren McNamara” is not mentally ill? The insanity is self-evident, but you’re not allowed to describe it as such without risking the deletion of your social-media accounts, and why? Because “love is love” and “love trumps hate,” and any criticism of or disagreement with an LGBT activist is “hate.” How did we get here? You can trace the history of this Cultural Revolution back to Alfred Kinsey and then, having done that, ask yourself: What’s next?

What direction will the “emerging awareness” take in the future? Look where we are now: Katie Fusco’s adoptive parents felt obliged to participate in her incestuous “wedding” to her biological father because they “decided it was best to support Katie.” Right — “support Katie,” because she’s no crazier than the porn-addled transgender freaks who insist they have a “right” to silence criticism of their perversity.

Crazy People Are Dangerous, in case you haven’t noticed lately.




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