Bucks County man who was 'gifted' girls sentenced to 30 to 87 years in prison

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them was sentenced to 30 to 87 years in prison on Wednesday.

Fifty-two-year-old Lee Donald Kaplan was sentenced in Bucks County court Wednesday 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.

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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