Wait, wait a minute, how can a father and mother gift their 6 underage daughters to a man who assisted them financially when funds were low? i can’t just fathom it, maybe you can, how is that anyway kindness in-reciprocal? hmm.
Kaplan’s plan ran-out (Lol) and he has been apprehended and facing charges of rape and molestation, the girls ranging from 9 to 18 testified against him Yesterday, Thursday that he had sex with them and they considered him to be their husband. (Hohahaha wawu! husband?) Kapaln is facing sexual assault and conspiracy charges.
A 9-year-old testified that Kaplan began molesting her when she was 7.
“He told me not to tell anybody what he was doing,” the 9-year-old testified.
However Mr. Kaplan denies the charges leveled against him.
The girls’ parents, Savilla and Daniel Stoltzfus, got financial help from Kaplan when they fell on hard times after breaking from their Amish faith, according to authorities and interviews with relatives and neighbors.
Police found the family, including the couple’s nine daughters and two grandchildren, living with Kaplan when a neighbor’s tip led them to search his Feasterville home last year.
Savilla Stoltzfus pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges last month, and her husband, David Stoltzfus, entered a no-contest plea, acknowledging that prosecutors had enough evidence to support the charges. They are awaiting sentencing.
The mother testified she knew about the sexual activity involving Kaplan and the girls but believed it “could be a good thing.”
“I always trusted him that whatever goes on is a good thing,” she testified Wednesday.
She later said she had no regrets because “we had a good life.”
Deputy District Attorney Kate Kohler argued in her opening statement Kaplan “brainwashed” the family, casting himself as a prophet, as he sought “power, manipulation and control.”
“Six children became his sex toys,” she said.
A Defense attorney name Ryan Hyde, however, said Kaplan was married to the oldest daughter in the family’s eyes and never abused the younger ones. He said the family took advantage of Kaplan’s generosity.
“He was running them out of the darkness that was their lives beforehand,” he said.