The former Amish couple who allowed convicted rapist, Lee Kaplan, to sexually assault their daughters could be in prison for seven years.

Daniel Stoltzfus faces three and a half to seven years, while Savilla Stoltzfus has a three to seven-year sentence. Daniel, 44, pleaded no contest to one count of endangering the welfare of children during a pretrial hearing in April. Savilla, 43, pleaded guilty to the same charge.

The duo allowed their fate to rely on the trial of Lee Kaplan, 52, who was found guilty of 17 different charges, including child rape, in early June.

Kaplan is expected in court for his sentencing on September 20 in Doylestown.

 

The next phase will be Kaplan’s home located on Old Street Road in Feasterville.

After neighbors complained of the overgrown grass in front of the residence the Lower Southampton Township took care of the maintenance, according to John McMenamin, Township Manager.

428 Old Street Rd. residence during the trial      
428 Old Street Rd. mid-June

 

 

 

 

 

The home was put on police restraining order after a separate hearing prior to Kaplan’s trial.

Kate Kohler, the lead prosecutor in the case, plans to donate most of the money gained to a victim’s anonymous association.

“Obviously we are seeking forfeiture of that home,” Kohler said after the verdict, “I think it’s clear he used this home to isolate these girls.”

Hyde concluded on June 6 worries about the property were “superficial at this time.”