In 2012, a 14-year-old girl was sold to Lee Kaplan (pictured left) by her parents, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus (pictured center and right), in exchange for financial assistance. Kaplan sexually abused the girl and she gave birth to two daughters. The girl and nine other girls lived with Kaplan and were apparently homeschooled; “musical instruments and homework were found in the basement.” It is unknown at this time whether the other nine girls were abused by Kaplan.
The Stoltzfuses were former members of the Amish community and claimed that the nine other girls were their daughters. The abuse came to light in 2016 when a neighbor called police about her concerns that the girls were rarely allowed outside. Kaplan was charged with sexual assault and Daniel Stoltzfus was charged with conspiracy. Both Stoltzfuses were charged with child endangerment.
Date: June 17, 2016
Location: Feasterville, Pennsylvania Continue reading