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Couple arrested in kidnapping of two Amish girls
Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2014 | Ashley Collman For Mailonline

Posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister

A couple has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night from their farm in Upstate New York.

Fannie and Delila Miller, ages 12 and 6, reappeared after 24 hours missing when they knocked on a stranger's doorstep 36 miles from their home in Oswegatchie, New York. They have since been reunited with their family.

On Friday, local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II, 39, and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey. According to the suspects' Facebook accounts, they appear to be a couple.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: amish; arrest; facebook; kidnapping; newyork; oswegatchie

1 posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
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To: CorporateStepsister

I miss the days when children could sell fruit or vegetables or lemonade unsupervised without worrying what could happen to them.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 7:46:31 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

So do I; people complain about kids staying inside all the time, but with all the criminals running around, what else are we supposed to do to keep our kids safe?


3 posted on 08/15/2014 7:47:55 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

“According to the suspects facebook page, they appear to be a couple”

Yes, a couple of criminals.

CC


4 posted on 08/15/2014 7:53:42 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou. art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Jonty30

Those days are still here.
Of course, ignorance is required to not worry - but that was true years ago.

Hundreds of thousands of kids disappeared in the thirties, forties, and fifties. They called them “runaways”.

Now we call those same kids “cold case files” and “unsolved mysteries. “


5 posted on 08/15/2014 7:54:25 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

And not the slightest mention of a motive.


6 posted on 08/15/2014 7:54:33 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Jonty30

Me too! Apparently, Howells has three young children at his home. The Mail shows a photo from Facebook. It’s wonderful these two girls were able to escape but I doubt the investigation is more than just begun. Good for the police to make quick arrests.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 7:56:43 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: MrEdd

Actually I believe there are fewer stranger abductions these days than there were in thanks 60’s.


8 posted on 08/15/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: CorporateStepsister

I have never seen any evidence that children are at greater risk of abduction, rape and murder now than in the 30s or 50s.

Perfectly willing to revise my opinion if such evidence is provided.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 8:05:33 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Thank You for this info.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 8:05:44 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jonty30
There were ALWAYS predators out there. Humanity isn't ONE iota worse or better than it's ever been. There are just MANY more of us, and, thanks to the media, we get to hear about all the bad stuff every single moment of our lives. We are BOMBARDED with ALL the bad, sick news of the world every single waking moment of our lives.
Kidnapping Amish girls? Sick.

In 1800 the planet hit 1 billion people. There are now 7.06 billion people.

11 posted on 08/15/2014 8:06:47 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: CorporateStepsister

As usual, the UK DailyMail knows what’s going on in the tiny hamlets of the U.S., and has plenty of photos to prove it. I can see why the bystander thought the kidnappers were two men, looking at that fat pig of a woman with her hair pulled back.


12 posted on 08/15/2014 8:11:45 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("LEX REX." ("The law is the king.") -- Samuel Rutherford)
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To: Sherman Logan

There are just as many perverts today as there were back in the day. I was born in the 40’s and therefore a child of the 50’s, so to speak. We, as children, ran wild on the streets and enjoyed the parks until late at night and I was never accosted or subject to any form of perversion. I once asked my father in later years, why this was so, considering that it seemed to be so prevalent today.

His reply: Back in the day any pervert would be hunted down and dealt with by all the fathers in the neighborhood and they knew it. Now days, perverts know that they will get a few years in jail and be released ( and parents are afraid to take the law into their own hands) ... no incentive to confine themselves to thoughts and kiddy magazines.


13 posted on 08/15/2014 8:18:43 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

The general assumption is not that children were at greater risk in the past than they are now, it’s that they are at greater risk now.

Which supposedly justifies the common idea that children must be more or less kept locked up today to “protect” them.


14 posted on 08/15/2014 8:35:50 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Jonty30

I miss the days when a criminal married woman took her husband’s name.


15 posted on 08/15/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: CorporateStepsister
local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II...

I wonder if he's related to Stephen Howells I.

16 posted on 08/15/2014 8:44:53 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Jonty30

I miss the days when as a child playing with other children of about same age we could in the dark of night play hide-and-seek. After I came back to the states from Army service in the Pacific in WWII life started to change and when the USA got that feely goody feeling for all sorts of immigrants the USA culture really started down hill.


17 posted on 08/15/2014 10:07:22 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: CorporateStepsister

Thank God the two little girls showed up alive.

Most cases like this usually end with “bodies found.”


18 posted on 08/15/2014 10:35:48 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Given enough coffee...I could rule the world!!)
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To: Ken H

Don’t know about that - I just hope he’s not related to Thurston Howell III from Gilligan’s Island.


19 posted on 08/15/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Handguns are a girlÂ’s best friend)
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To: CorporateStepsister; Morgana

...by the neck until dead.


20 posted on 08/16/2014 12:10:18 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: CorporateStepsister; Morgana

off with their heads


21 posted on 08/16/2014 1:17:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cloudmountain
Humanity isn't ONE iota worse or better than it's ever been

I don't believe that for a second.

Sin and immorality are everywhere and out in the open now and nobody even cares. It is common and accepted in ways that would never have been allowed in the 30' or 40's.

22 posted on 08/16/2014 1:19:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Thanks for posting this informative article. If it wasn’t for the Brits we’d have no idea what is going on in this country.

I’m about to say something very mean, these people remind me of the couple in Georgia, where the husband left their poor sweet baby in the car all day and he died.

Another couple of fat, unattractive, white sex perverts. Just disgusting.

I suppose these 2 wanted to go full pervert, but they probably got cold feet.

Which is a good thing.

Thank God these girls are OK. And blessings on the couple who brought them home.


23 posted on 08/16/2014 1:44:15 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: CorporateStepsister

Good news BUMP! (and now we get to pay for these kidnappers)


24 posted on 08/16/2014 4:41:49 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: OldNewYork; GeronL

hanging is too good for them.


25 posted on 08/16/2014 5:04:14 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: GeronL
Humans don't change. We are the same as we were when Adam and Eve came around. Read your Bible to see "who doesn't care" and who does.

Abraham Lincoln said: human behavior can be modified to some extent but human nature cannot be changed.

I didn't make this up, ya know. It's what been said by philosophers for THOUSANDS of years.

We ARE healthier, more educated and do live longer, but better? worse? nope. Just the same.

26 posted on 08/16/2014 6:28:50 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Jonty30

Look at the warts under his nose, hidden in the mustache...probably some sort of virus from sticking his nose in someones anus.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726276/Father-three-girlfriend-intended-physically-harm-sexually-abuse-two-Amish-girls-snatched-roadside-stall-holding-captive-property-overnight.html#comments


27 posted on 08/16/2014 6:57:36 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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Sorry, here’s the link to the pic:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/08/16/article-2726276-209048CF00000578-700_306x423.jpg


28 posted on 08/16/2014 7:03:38 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: cloudmountain
We ARE healthier, more educated and do live longer, but better? worse? nope. Just the same.

I can't argue that point, pro or con but I do know that what at one time was classified as perversion and/or even criminal is now celebrated by society in general.

From couples living together outside of marriage, killing unborn babies, homosexuality, etc. Our country is going happily to hell in a hand basket and "celebrating" all the way.

There is a price to pay. People mock God at their own peril.

29 posted on 08/16/2014 7:38:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: Sherman Logan
I have never seen any evidence that children are at greater risk of abduction, rape and murder now than in the 30s or 50s.

We just hear about it more quickly now, in the age of TV and the Internet.

30 posted on 08/16/2014 8:27:52 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Graybeard58

That’s absolutely correct, people do mock God at their own peril. Truly, that’s an eternal peril. Exponentially, the peril of mothers/fathers/doctors/nurses and taxpayers is growing. With 1.35 Billion children killed by their own mothers, just since 1980, this is an unprecedented time in the history of mankind and an unprecedented mocking of God and His gifts to mankind.

More people have been killed by this mocking than all the wars and health epidemics combined throughout the history of man on earth - in just 34 years - the equivalent of 123 Holocausts or 17 of Mao’s Great Leaps Forward.

There is no evil in the world today, nor has there ever been, proportionate to the evil of abortion. an evil every American now funds and spreads this evil throughout the world, regardless of their religious beliefs.

http://www.numberofabortions.com/


31 posted on 08/16/2014 8:34:08 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I wonder if the kids in his house are his or previous kidnap victims?


32 posted on 08/16/2014 12:40:33 PM PDT by wattsgnu
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To: wattsgnu

Could be; this is why kids don’t go out and play, there are monsters like this out there freely roaming around.


33 posted on 08/16/2014 12:52:54 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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FReepers, Let's go!
Everyone needs to donate!

All contributions are for the current quarter expenses.


34 posted on 08/16/2014 2:21:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Graybeard58
People mock God at their own peril.

Absolutely.
I shudder to think what they will have to go through on their judgment day. It was their choice, but I still shudder.

They chose Satan. They could do NO worse to their eternal soul.

35 posted on 08/16/2014 3:56:40 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: jocon307

If they were skinny and beautiful would they be any less evil?


36 posted on 08/16/2014 4:19:52 PM PDT by stellaluna
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To: stellaluna

NO, no, obviously not. And I’m really not a body bigot. But they just reminded me of that other couple.


37 posted on 08/16/2014 4:39:07 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: GeronL
Yep. Back in the old days, when a telephone was two soup cans and a piece of string tied between. I remember being told "Never take candy from a stranger".

Nevertheless reading this story on the internet, my smart phone, my security cams, it all seems stranger and stranger all the time.

38 posted on 08/17/2014 4:10:00 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: Jonty30

I’d like to know when that time existed. Because it hasn’t existed in at LEAST the last 55 years. Kidnapping children wasn’t daily news, but it happened. I remember being scared.


39 posted on 08/18/2014 2:05:49 AM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: PrairieLady2

I’m sure that time never existed in the purest sense, but there used to be a time when kids could wander around freely without too much worry.

I’m a child of the 70’s and I wandered up and down my entire town of 50,000 people without my parents worrying.


40 posted on 08/18/2014 2:25:53 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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