Woman ‘gifts’ two daughters to suspected predator

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Authorities say Savilla Stoltzfus also lived with Kaplan for several years and was considered one of his wives.

They believe six were sexually assaulted. Authorities found 11 girls, ages 6 to 18, living with Kaplan when they arrested him in suburban Philadelphia in June.

Her mother Savilla Stoltzfus is charged endangering the welfare of a child. This photo provided by the Lower Southampton Police Department shows Lee Kaplan. The girl’s father, Daniel Stoltzfus, is charged with conspiracy of statutory sexual assault and children endangerment. Kaplan’s charged with aggravated indecent assault. (Lower Southampton Police Department via AP) Officials acting on a tip Thursday, June 16, 2016, found the 51-year-old Kaplan at his Feasterville, Pa., home, along with 12 girls ranging in age from six months to 18 years.

Her husband, Daniel Stoltzfus, and Kaplan are set for trial in May. Savilla Stoltzfus awaits sentencing after her plea Thursday in Bucks County.


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Prosecutors say 43-year-old Savilla Stoltzfus and her husband got financial help from suspected predator Lee Kaplan.
One girl had two children with Kaplan after moving in at age 14.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania woman accused of “gifting” her young daughters to a man who considered them wives has pleaded guilty to child endangerment.
They say the couple thought Kaplan was helping them “transition from the Amish lifestyle.”

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