Sentencing set for Bucks County man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 20, 2017 2:03 AM

(Doylestown) -- A man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, is scheduled to be sentenced in a Bucks County court.

Fifty-two-year-old Lee Donald Kaplan was convicted on multiple counts of child rape, statutory sexual assault and other charges.

Authorities say the girls' parents "gifted" their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped them financially when they broke with their Amish faith.

The parents were sentenced to up to seven years in prison on child endangerment charges in July.  Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus are a formerly Amish couple from Lancaster County.

The girl Kaplan twice impregnated was 14 the first time.

Prosecutors say the victims considered themselves to be Kaplan's wives. Their mother has said she thought the sexual activity could be a "good thing."

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