June 24, 2016 / 7:39 PM / CBS/AP
KIRKWOOD, Pa. — Daniel Stoltzfus’ Amish mom always viewed him as her prodigal son, the only person of her 13 young ones to own kept the spiritual purchase understood because of its modest gown, simple means and culture that is insular.
Within the biblical parable, needless to say, the wayward child comes back home. But “Dan” never did, abandoning their faith that is amish more a dozen years back and dropping in with a guy known as Lee Kaplan.
Ultimately, police state, Stoltzfus and their wife “gifted” their 14-year-old child to Kaplan them out financially — and apparently sent their nine younger daughters to live with the 51-year-old at his small home near Philadelphia after he helped.
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Kaplan has become faced with statutory assault that is sexual together with teenager’s moms and dads with son or daughter endangerment, in an instance that features delivered surprise waves through the Amish community some 75 kilometers away.
Individuals when you look at the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch nation have already been speaking of little else as they ponder exactly exactly exactly how two of these very own could far have fallen so. On Friday, a judge rejected Savilla Stoltzfus’ ask for a bail decrease, and all three defendants stay locked through to $1 million bail.