KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP)– A Pennsylvania couple has been ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially.
Daniel and Savilla (suh-VIHL'-uh) Stoltzfus are charged with child endangerment after police found a dozen girls living with Lee Kaplan of Feasterville earlier this year. Police say Daniel Stoltzfus told them he and his wife "gave" their 14-year-old daughter to Kaplan after he financially helped the former Amish couple.
Kaplan also was ordered to trial on sexual assault charges. Authorities allege that Kaplan fathered two children with the girl.
All three defendants remain in the Bucks County jail unable to post bail. Defense attorneys argued there was no legal documentation to prove a marriage had not occurred.
The now 18-year-old girl testified that she still trusts Kaplan.