On Thursday, investigators found 12 girls at Kaplan’s home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, ranging between 6 months and 18 years of age. Stoltzfus’s daughter is believed to have given birth to two of the children. She is now 18.
Kaplan, 51, faces charges of statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of a minor and unlawful endangerment, according to WRKR.
An investigation is ongoing and all the children have been placed in child protective custody.
Members of the Amish traditionalist Christian movement are known for their refusal to use the conveniences of modern living and technology, preferring simple rural life and manual labor. They usually operate their own schools and choose to stop educating their children at the age of 13-14.