DA: Man who had kids with teen abused her 5 sisters

Associated Press


A Pennsylvania man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents was charged Monday with sexually assaulting five other girls in that family, calling them his wives.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub announced new child-sex-abuse charges against 51-year-old Lee Kaplan, of Feasterville, calling it a “sad but critical new development.”

The victims were among 11 girls found living in Kaplan’s home when he was arrested in June. The girls ranged in age from 6 to 18 years old during the time of abuse, Weintraub said.

Police have said the teen’s father told them he and his wife “gave” their 14-year-old daughter to Kaplan after he financially helped the couple. By the time she was 18, she had two children with him. It wasn’t clear when the other girls moved in with him.

The oldest girl told police the six sisters were Kaplan’s wives, and he told them he had dreams telling him it was what God wanted, according to an affidavit released Monday.

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