American caught keeping 12 girls to himself charged with sexual assault

The Police in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania have discovered 12 girls in the residence of a man, who was later accused of sexually assaulting one teenager among the girls, local media reported on Monday.

Police searched the home of 51-year old Lee Kaplan after a neighbour called the authorities in growing concern about the weirdness of the house.

It said that Mr. Kaplan was found living with 12 girls from six months to 18 years.

The 18-year-old told police that she and Kaplan had a 3-year-old and six month-old baby.

The police said the teenager being sexually assaulted was given to Mr. Kaplan by her parents when she was 14 after the man helped solve a financial crisis of the family.

They said officials are working to verify where the other children were from.

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Report says Mr. Kaplan faces charges including sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and aggravated indecent assault.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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