US parents 'gifted' teen daughter to rapist four years ago

Jun 20, 2016, 07:43 IST | Agencies

New York: A Pennsylvania man has been charged with raping a teen with whom he fathered two children, after receiving the girl four years ago as a ‘gift” from her parents “for helping (the) family out of financial ruin”.

Lee Kaplan
Lee Kaplan. Pic/AP

The girl’s parents gave the then-14-year old to Lee Kaplan (51)  in gratitude.

Child welfare authorities removed the young mother, her two young daughters and nine sisters — all of whom lived with the teen and her parents in Kaplan’s home. 

Authorities said they were tipped off by an anonymous phone call.   

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