This is some twisted stuff here. Who is more guilty, the insane parents or the perv old man… or both?
An Amish Pennsylvania couple who say they gifted their 14-year-old daughter to a man who helped save their farm have been arrested along with the man in question, court papers say.
Daniel Stoltzfus, 43, and his wife Savilla Stoltzfus, 42, gave their daughter, who is not being named, to 51-year-old Feasterville man Lee Kaplan in 2012, court papers said. They then apparently moved in with him.
All three were arrested Thursday after child welfare workers discovered that Kaplan’s home housed 11 other girls aged between six month and 18 years, two of whom he had fathered with the couple’s daughter, CBS Pennsylvania reported.
Officials were called to Kaplan’s home on the 400 block of Old Street Road after a neighbor complained about child abuse in the house, CBS said.
Inside, officers found Kaplan and all 12 girls. The couple, whose given address is 75 miles away in Quarryville, Lancaster County, were apparently living there too, a police officer said.
However, it’s not known how long they had been living there, why they moved in or what had happened to their own home in the meantime.
The Stoltzfuses told police they were going to lose their farm until Kaplan ‘came out of the blue and saved them from financial ruin’ around four years ago, said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler.
In return, the couple gave Kaplan their daughter, who was then 14, an affidavit said.
Daniel Stoltzfus said that he thought the transaction was legal after researching online, according to the affadavit.
Kaplan impregnated the 14-year-old almost immediately after she entered his home, according to court papers, and again when she was 17 years-old.
The girl is now 18, police said, and her three-year-old and six-month-old children were living in Kaplan’s house. According to the criminal complaint, Savilla Stoltzfus was aware that Kaplan was having sex with her daughter.