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.