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Kidnap tied to forced abortion attempt
Manchester Union Leader ^ | September 18, 2006 | Mike Kalil

Posted on 09/18/2006 3:08:06 AM PDT by billorites

SALEM – A Maine couple faces felony charges after allegedly kidnapping their pregnant daughter and driving her across state lines in an attempt to force an abortion on her.

The North Yarmouth couple - Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53 - were arrested by Salem police Friday after their daughter, Katelyn, called 911 saying she had been kidnapped, police said.

Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53

Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53

Sgt. Ron Peddle said the daughter persuaded her parents to untie her so she could use the restroom at a South Broadway shopping plaza.

"While she was in the ladies' room, her father went into the men's room" and she made her escape, dialing 911 on a cellphone, Peddle said. Authorities found Katelyn Kampf behind the shopping plaza, which is across the street from the police station.

Police allege that the parents had bound their daughter with rope around her feet and hands and forced her into their car Friday morning.

The daughter told investigators in Maine that her parents assaulted her after they found out she was pregnant, Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion said yesterday. She told police her parents tied her up and were planning to take her to New York state for an emergency abortion, he said.

"No matter what the case is, this is not a rational way to deal with a family issue," Dion said.

The Kampfs are scheduled to be arraigned on kidnapping charges today via live video feed in Salem District Court, said Salem Police Lt. Mike McGuire. They were being held yesterday on $100,000 bail each in the Rockingham County jail in Brentwood. If convicted, they face 7½ to 15 years in prison. They could face additional charges in Maine.

Police said they discovered the parents driving around the parking lot - apparently looking for their daughter - shortly after they found Katelyn Kampf. They said they uncovered rope, duct tape, scissors and a .22-caliber rifle when they searched their car. Nicholas Kampf was also allegedly carrying a .22-caliber clip in his pocket, the sheriff's department said.

Dion said Katelyn Kampf had been living with her boyfriend in Portland, Maine, and had attended Boston College. Dion said the daughter is traumatized by what has happened.

"I think it's traumatizing any time you're a victim of a crime and your parents are the perpetrators," he said.

She has been interviewed by police in New Hampshire and Maine. McGuire said it was unclear yesterday what she revealed during her interview in Salem. He said the parents allegedly stopped to use a Kmart restroom around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Because the investigation involved two states, federal authorities may get involved. The oddness of the case makes the investigation more difficult, Dion said.

"It's a pretty dramatic response to her being pregnant, some would say outrageous response," Dion said.

He said it's unclear how the alleged kidnappers expected to get a doctor to perform an abortion against the young woman's will or why the parents acted as they did.

"There may be some other deeper issues," he said. "That's why we have to continue our investigation."

In light of the stage of the pregnancy and the different abortion laws in each state, the Kampfs believed that an abortion should be performed in New York, the sheriff said.

The Kampfs formerly owned the State Theater in Portland and are prominent businesspeople, Dion said. They live in an upscale neighborhood about eight miles from Portland. Dion said the only known contact they've had with police is when they called a few times to complain about speeders in their neighborhood.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; kampf; katelynkampf; lolakampf

1 posted on 09/18/2006 3:08:07 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

When the daughter grows up and has children of her own, imagine the stories she can tell them about their grandparents. "Yep, sweet child, my parents wanted you dead".


2 posted on 09/18/2006 3:16:31 AM PDT by Alia
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To: billorites

How horrible! It doesn't say how old she is. I assume at least 18 since she's in college? How could they force their adult daughter to have an abortion against her will!


3 posted on 09/18/2006 3:16:33 AM PDT by sneakers (Freedom is the answer to the human condition)
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To: billorites

what can b said?


4 posted on 09/18/2006 3:18:59 AM PDT by Global2010 (Pray the Rosary. You have the whole day.)
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To: billorites

What's the big deal-- the parents are just being good Democrats.


5 posted on 09/18/2006 3:22:19 AM PDT by zipper
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To: billorites

This is one jury I'd love to be on. They should be charged with the attempted murder of their grandchild, as well as kidnapping their daughter, but of course, that won't happen in our benighted country.


6 posted on 09/18/2006 3:23:28 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: sneakers

Another article said that Katelyn is 19. God bless her and her child.


7 posted on 09/18/2006 3:24:37 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Alia
When the daughter grows up and has children of her own, imagine the stories she can tell them about their grandparents. "Yep, sweet child, my parents wanted you dead".

Looks like she'll be a mom very soon. The parents wanted to take her to NY because of the stage of the pregnancy. That makes me suspect she wasn't in the early weeks or months.
8 posted on 09/18/2006 3:28:06 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: billorites

I would love to hear the reasoning behind this. What do you suppose the excuse is going to be? Parents forcing an abortion on their daughter is truely inhumane.


9 posted on 09/18/2006 3:28:59 AM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSR Richard T. Blalock-USS Ramage)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Looks like she'll be a mom very soon. The parents wanted to take her to NY because of the stage of the pregnancy. That makes me suspect she wasn't in the early weeks or months.

I caught the story on the news this morning. They said she's 20 weeks pregnant.

10 posted on 09/18/2006 3:40:26 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: shekkian

Thanks for the info.
That's pretty far along.


11 posted on 09/18/2006 3:58:48 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: billorites

I feel so sorry for this girl. I hope there is an adult in her life that can help get her through this. Prayers for this young women.


12 posted on 09/18/2006 4:02:43 AM PDT by Kimmers
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To: billorites
Something just doesn't jive with this whole story. I'm no criminal expert, but, there seems to be a large piece missing here in my mind.

Quite possibly, that large piece missing, could be my mind! :(

13 posted on 09/18/2006 4:09:29 AM PDT by moonman (`)
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To: Kimmers

Surely the NARAL crowd and the abortion lovers will be coming to the defense of the parents. They probably think what the parents did should be made mandatory.


14 posted on 09/18/2006 4:22:55 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: billorites

I would like to say that there probably is no clinic in New York where you could bring a woman bound and gagged and have them perform an abortion on her. I would really, really like to be able to say that.


15 posted on 09/18/2006 4:23:11 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Looks like she'll be a mom very soon. The parents wanted to take her to NY because of the stage of the pregnancy. That makes me suspect she wasn't in the early weeks or months.

I guess she hid her pregnancy from her parents. Imagine that!

16 posted on 09/18/2006 4:24:19 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Alia
When the daughter grows up and has children of her own, imagine the stories she can tell them about their grandparents. "Yep, sweet child, my parents wanted you dead".

I used to do prayer vigils outside Planned Parenthood in Boston. It seemed like every other girl was crying and was being led in by the arm by her mother.

I often wondered what it would be like to know that your mother wanted your child dead.

17 posted on 09/18/2006 4:26:06 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Aquinasfan

I saw the same thing when I used to do prayer vigils in New York - middle-aged mothers pulling their teary young daughters into the "clinic." I'm sure if they'd gotten her to New York, they could have managed to carry it off in some way.


18 posted on 09/18/2006 4:32:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: billorites
Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53

Hmmm. With a family like that maybe the child should be named "Mein"...?

19 posted on 09/18/2006 4:44:00 AM PDT by QuiMundus (Learn, Act, Educate, Repeat - http://www.smithism.com)
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To: billorites

He said it's unclear how the alleged kidnappers expected to get a doctor to perform an abortion against the young woman's will or why the parents acted as they did.

They weren't taking her to a doctor, they were taking her to an abortionist.


20 posted on 09/18/2006 4:49:01 AM PDT by freedomfiter2
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To: billorites
Pinged from Terri SEPTEMBER Dailies

8mm

21 posted on 09/18/2006 4:51:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam Tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Aquinasfan
I used to do prayer vigils outside Planned Parenthood in Boston. It seemed like every other girl was crying and was being led in by the arm by her mother.

That just sickens me.

22 posted on 09/18/2006 4:58:17 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: sneakers

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23 posted on 09/18/2006 5:19:32 AM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: kittymyrib

I would not be surprised if the parents get probation and the daughter is admonished for not going for the abortion in the first place.


24 posted on 09/18/2006 5:21:29 AM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: sneakers
It's quite easy to convince any abortionist to perform a forced abortion. What you do is show them your check book.

These people have no ethics or morals to start with, so I don't understand how you could even ask that question.

The entire practice of abortion is a study in the worst sort of mindless barbarism.

25 posted on 09/18/2006 5:45:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
"I don't understand how you could even ask that question."

My humblest apologies! Please forgive me for my extreme stupidity! Geez! The woman is an adult. I still don't understand how they can make her have an abortion she doesn't want. Can you say "lawsuit"?

26 posted on 09/18/2006 5:52:11 AM PDT by sneakers (Freedom is the answer to the human condition)
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To: sneakers
How about "hard time in prison for kidnapping, etcetera".
27 posted on 09/18/2006 6:00:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: billorites
The Kampfs formerly owned the State Theater in Portland and are prominent businesspeople, Dion said. They live in an upscale neighborhood about eight miles from Portland. Dion said the only known contact they've had with police is when they called a few times to complain about speeders in their neighborhood.

Oh well, that explains everything. Prominent upper middle class members of our society are always pro-life. Not.

28 posted on 09/18/2006 6:04:19 AM PDT by N. Beaujon (http://www.nbeaujon.com)
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To: sneakers
How horrible! It doesn't say how old she is. I assume at least 18 since she's in college? How could they force their adult daughter to have an abortion against her will!

They're from Maine.

29 posted on 09/18/2006 6:05:05 AM PDT by N. Beaujon (http://www.nbeaujon.com)
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To: muawiyah
"How about "hard time in prison for kidnapping, etcetera"."

Absolutely! But I meant a lawsuit against the abortion clinic. No question her parents should do hard time. I can't wait to hear the story behind this one!

30 posted on 09/18/2006 7:14:55 AM PDT by sneakers (Freedom is the answer to the human condition)
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To: sneakers
You think these two will rat out the abortionist for advising them on kidnapping their daughter?

Hmmmm.

31 posted on 09/18/2006 8:45:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Aquinasfan
Thank you for doing the vigils. Sometimes, we simply cannot see or know the positive effect we have on others.

I've no doubts, there are some grown women who can look back to the day they didn't abort their wonderful child, and because those "crazy" radicals were vigiling in front of the clinic. How many women to this day won't, in their heart, acknowledge to themselves, they were visited by an angel, you, that day.

32 posted on 09/18/2006 7:05:44 PM PDT by Alia
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