A man who allegedly kept a house of 12 girls in his Pennsylvania home was arrested June 16 after police discovered the captives aged from 6 months to 18-years-old, and his neighbors are now revealing that they were very suspicious of what went on in the house. Click here for the full story.
A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after police discovered that he held captive 12 girls aged from 6 months to 18-years-old in his home in a truly chilling story. Lee Kaplan, 51, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, who was a gifted to him by Amish parents and fathering two children with an 18-year-old, who also lives at the home.
Neighbor Jenn Betz of Festerville, PA called the authorities after she grew concerned about the girls she saw living on the property. She said that the home had boarded windows and weeds growing all around it, adding to its spooky appearance and suspicious circumstances.
“They’re so sad and fearful every time I see them,” Jenn revealed. “That’s what made me call. I’ve been telling my husband for years ‘Something isn’t right, something isn’t right.'”
And Jen was absolutely right, lucky that she called the cops. Lee is facing charges including statutory rape, sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and aggravated indecent assault.
The eldest girl, whose name hasn’t been released, told police that she has a 6-month-old and 3-year-old with Kaplan, which echoes the awful Phillip Garrido story back in 2009.
The District Attorney David Heckler revealed how the 18-year-old girl’s Amish parents Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus gifted Lee their daughter after he bailed them out of financial trouble. They have both been charged too, with Daniel getting the rap for conspiracy of statutory sexual assault and children endangerment and Savilla for endangering the welfare of a child.
Thankfully, the girls are all safe now but this is absolutely awful. How can something so despicable like that even happen in the first place?
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