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Covington man pleads guilty to impregnating sister

Linda Deaver (courtesy Kenton County Sheriff's Department) Linda Deaver (courtesy Kenton County Sheriff's Department)
James Deaver (courtesy Kenton County Sheriff's Department) James Deaver (courtesy Kenton County Sheriff's Department)

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -- A Covington man pled guilty this week to incest - again -after he impregnated his sister for a second time.

James Deaver, 40, was arrested in February of 2008 after DNA evidence found that there was a 99.99% chance he was the father of his sister's baby.

His sister, Linda Deaver, 37, also pled guilty to incest in March of 2008.

James Deaver was a registered sex offender and was convicted of incest in 1998 in Campbell County. A Covington police detective learned the conviction in 1998 was the result of a consensual relationship with Linda Deavers. The prior relationship resulted in the birth of a child that was seriously developmentally delayed. 

The DNA tests were performed after the birth of the second child.

After receiving proof from defense counsel that James Deaver had voluntarily undergone a procedure to render him incapable of fathering more children, Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Ward recommended a sentence of 5 years probated for 5 years on the condition that he have no contact with Linda Deaver and continue to register a sexual offender. 

Final sentencing for both defendants is July 29, 2008.

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