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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Man charged after 12 girls found in his house in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania man confronts charges including rape after police say they discovered him living with 12 young ladies, including a 18-year-old and two kids he fathered with her.
Daniel Stoltzfus, Lee Kaplan, Savilla Stoltzfus
Police in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, only north of Philadelphia, captured Lee Kaplan, 51, on Thursday. Police said the young ladies living with Kaplan at his home extended in age from 6 months to 18 years.

In a related case, powers almost 100 miles away in Lancaster County captured the guardians of the 18-year-old, with police saying the couple had "talented" their little girl to Kaplan for bailing them out of budgetary troubles. She was 14 when her first tyke was considered, the criminal grumbling said.

Kaplan was accused of statutory rape, defilement of minors, bothered profane attack, revolting strike and unlawful contact with a minor, as per a police criminal objection recorded n Bucks County.

The 18-year-old's folks, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus of Quarryville, are accused of imperiling the welfare of youngsters. Daniel Stoltzfus likewise confronts charges of criminal scheme and statutory rape, as indicated by a criminal objection documented by police in Bucks County.

Every one of the three grown-ups are being hung on $1 million safeguard in the Bucks County Correctional Facility, as per court dockets.

CNN has not possessed the capacity to reach lawyers for either the Stoltzfuses or Kaplan.
Daniel Stoltzfus, Lee Kaplan, Savilla Stoltzfus

Neighbor complaint gets police attention
Officers from the Lower Southampton Police Department said they reacted to the little white home on Old Street in the Feasterville people group on a tip from a neighbor.

Jen Betz told CNN subsidiary WPVI that she reached powers after she saw two young ladies outside Kaplan's home looking "despondent and miserable."

"I simply wasn't going to give up. I saw two or three young ladies a week ago remaining in the carport. They just looked troubled and miserable ... what's more, I've been telling my significant other for quite a long time something isn't right, something isn't right," Betz told the station.

Kaplan had told neighbors that no youngsters lived with him, as indicated by the objection.

In his booking photograph, Kaplan shows up with long silver hair and an unkempt whiskers. He is the proprietor of Kaplan Precision Machine Company, as indicated by state partnership filings.

"I truly can't trust it, since I truly thought it was his own particular girl," a unidentified neighbor told CNN partner KYW, alluding to the 18-year-old. "It would appear that his own particular little girl to me."

Different neighbors told the member the young ladies didn't go to class and were once in a while let outside.

As per police affirmations, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus "went to an assention" to give Kaplan their girl after Daniel Stoltzfus "examined the lawfulness of it on the Internet," the testimony says.

"Stoltzfus expressed that his little girl ... was "talented" to Lee Kaplan in much obliged for bailing his family out of budgetary ruin," the testimony proceeds.

Police have not uncovered insights about the characters, foundations or current whereabouts of the young ladies.

"At this moment we're organizing with compelling voices in Lancaster County to meet these kids in a sheltered situation," Lower Southampton Police Lt. John Krimmel told WPVI.

CNN's Janette Gagnon added to this report.