'Cult figure' charged with raping 5 additional sisters in Amish gifting case
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Lee Kaplan

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LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TWP., Penn. -- (WPMT) -- A Bucks County man who was "gifted" a 14-year-old girl from a Lancaster County couple years ago was charged with raping and abusing her five sisters, prosecutors announced Monday.

Lee Kaplan, 51, of Feasterville, now faces 15 total sexual assault charges, according to Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub. Kaplan was arrested in June after investigators learned he fathered two children to a girl, now 18 years old, which was given to him by Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus of Colrain Township in Lancaster County. Monday's additional charges centered on allegations Kaplan also abused five of the girl's younger sisters.

Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus are facing child endangerment charges for their role in "gifting" their children to Kaplan, but will not face any additional charges, Weintraub said. Police say the former Amish couple gave away their daughter to settle a financial debt with Kaplan.

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