Skip to comments.Couple Accused of Kidnapping Daughter (To Force Her to Have Abortion)
Posted on 09/18/2006 10:01:59 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A Maine couple upset that their 19-year-old daughter was pregnant tied her up, loaded her in their car and began driving to New York to force her to get an abortion, police said.
The daughter, Katelyn Kampf, escaped Friday at a shopping center and called police, who arrested her parents, Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola, 53, of North Yarmouth, Maine. They were jailed on a kidnapping charge and were being held on $100,000 bail each.
The parents were scheduled to be arraigned in Salem District Court. A call to attorney Mark Sisti was not immediately returned.
"Her parents chased her out into the yard, grabbed and tied her hands and feet together," Salem Police Officer Sean Marino wrote in a court affidavit. "Katelyn states that her father then carried her to their car and they headed toward New Hampshire."
Investigators said rope, duct tape, scissors and a .22-caliber rifle were found in the Kampfs' Lexus and Nicholas Kampf had a loaded .22- caliber magazine clip in his pants pocket.
The Kampfs were upset that their daughter was pregnant by a man who is now in jail, police said, and before leaving Maine on Friday they had an argument at the parents' home.
"Katelyn stated to me that upon her parents finding out that she was pregnant, they told her she had no choice but to get an abortion," Marino wrote in his court affidavit.
Katelyn Kampf escaped from her parents in Salem after persuading them to untie her so she could use a Kmart bathroom. After her father went into the men's room, she used a cell phone to call for help, then ran to a nearby Staples store, where police found "a hysterical female hiding in the back of the store," according to the affidavit.
She got into Marino's cruiser while Sgt. Kristin Fili pulled over her parents.
"They told us initially they did take her here against her will, but they denied tying her up initially," Fili said. "Obviously what happened was a crime. She was taken against her will."
Authorities in Maine said the parents apparently thought that, in light of their daughter's stage of pregnancy and the different abortion laws in each state, the abortion should be performed in New York. Fili said she did not know how many weeks pregnant she was.
Any such thing as "attempted infanticide"?
Nice people. I wonder which lucky folks are getting free tickets to the next N.O.W. awards ceremony!
Sounds more like parents choice.
In California, they probably wouldn't be charged. It's not that uncommon for some level of coercion to be involved in abortion.
"Mom, Billy's going to visit his granparents this weekend. How come we never visit your mom and dad? Is it because they live in Maine?"
"No honey, we don't visit your grandparents because they tried to have you killed."
Now that would be an appropriate title for a book by the 19 year old or the yet unborn baby!
Looks like she didn't have to change her last name when she got married.
What's it like to know that your mother wants your child dead?
As long as you choose what they want you to choose.
Oh come on now. I've lived here nearly 50 years and never heard of anything like that.
The lower halves of their faces are virtually interchangeable.
Plenty of them have boyfriends dragging them in too. I once saw a guy SLUG a girl outside the clinic and then pull her into the place . . . to exercise her "choice," no doubt.
Parents: "We're going to do for you what we didn't do for us which could have kept us from having to do this. Do you understand???"
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