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Parents Charged With Kidnapping Pregnant Daughter
Yahoo News ^ | Sept 18,2006

Posted on 09/18/2006 7:18:45 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776

The attorney for the Maine couple accused of kidnapping their pregnant daughter called the incident a terrible family misunderstanding.

NewsCenter 5's Rhondella Richardson reported Monday that Nicholas and Lola Kampf of North Yarmouth, Maine, appeared by a video monitor in a New Hampshire courtroom.

They are accused of tying up their 19-year-old pregnant daughter, throwing her in the trunk of their car and heading to New York for an abortion on Friday. Officials said that the couple did not approve of the unborn baby's father.

"Both individuals continued to threaten to kill the victim, the father of the unborn child and his family," prosecutor Ryan McFarland said. "If you read in the affidavit, she was tied up. The officer writes in his affidavit that the ties were released when she got into Salem, (N.H.)." Katelyn Kampf was able to escape and call police when they stopped at a shopping plaza in Salem. She told officials in Maine that her parents assaulted her after she told them that she was pregnant.

Defense attorney Mark Sisti said that it was a misunderstanding.

"They did not attack or terrorize Katelyn. It was cordial conversation in the car," Sisti said. Nicholas and Lola Kampf were each held on $100,000 bail, and the couple has been ordered not to have contact with their daughter.

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Unbelievable....
1 posted on 09/18/2006 7:18:45 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Lola Kampf, right, and her lawyer Alan Cronheim are seen on a large screen television from the Brentwood,N.H. jail, during her video arraignment in district court in Salem, N.H. Monday, Sept. 18, 2006. Police say Lola and her husband Nicholas Kampf kidnapped their pregnant 19-year-old daughter Katelyn Kampf, and were headed to another state to force her to have an abortion before she escaped. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

2 posted on 09/18/2006 7:20:21 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Yeah...most of my "cordial family conversations" involve rope, duct tape and a loaded .22 rifle. (/sarcasm)


3 posted on 09/18/2006 7:20:38 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (We can't be brilliant all the time but the path to conservative brilliance starts at Free Republic!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Why would they do this and then untie her and let her go into a shopping mall?


4 posted on 09/18/2006 7:20:55 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: AmericanMade1776

More facts are needed but I have a sneaking suspicion about these people and their motives.


5 posted on 09/18/2006 7:22:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Nicolas and Lola Kamp..the UNFIT GRANDPARENTS.

6 posted on 09/18/2006 7:22:25 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: CindyDawg

I wondered about that, too. Bipolar? Or maybe they realized that even the brutes at an abortion clinic might take it somewhat amiss if the patient were brought in from the trunk of a car all tied up with ropes, so they hoped to "reason" with their daughter.


7 posted on 09/18/2006 7:23:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BenLurkin

"What we're dealing with here is a terrible family tragedy with some unfortunate misunderstandings and some overreaction, perhaps on all sides _ but not an attempt to terrorize anybody," he said.

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.
http://www.edmondsun.com/feeds/apcontent/apstories/apstorysection/D8K7KNBG2.xml.txt/resources_apstoryview


8 posted on 09/18/2006 7:24:14 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Police say when they made a stop in New Hampshire, she was untied so she could use a store bathroom.

http://www.kbcitv.com/x51828.xml?URL=http://10.56.1.26/APWIREFEED/d8k7kth00.xml&NewsSection=NationalHeadlines


9 posted on 09/18/2006 7:25:56 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: CindyDawg
Why would they do this and then untie her and let her go into a shopping mall?

There's a sale at Penny's!

10 posted on 09/18/2006 7:26:50 PM PDT by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"They did not attack or terrorize Katelyn. It was cordial conversation in the car," Sisti said.

Cordial conversation? "Hey, hon, you don't mind being bound and locked in the trunk do you?" "Why, no, Mom & Dad, whatever you think is best." Give me a friggen break.

11 posted on 09/18/2006 7:27:32 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: AmericanMade1776

According to police, the incident began at the Kampfs home. Investigators say an argument broke out after Katelyn told her parents she was pregnant.

The father of the child, Reme Johnson, is currently behind bars at the Androscoggin County jail serving a 6 month sentence for receiving stolen goods.

Police say Nicholas and Lola Kampf insisted their daughter get an abortion. They were on the way to New York, when Katelyn managed to escape in Salem, New Hampshire and call 911.http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=41781


12 posted on 09/18/2006 7:27:57 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
Sad . They look like people who might have kidnapped a daughter to keep her from having an abortion.
13 posted on 09/18/2006 7:29:51 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

The Irony of it is, the Parents did not want their daughter to have a baby by a man who recieved stolen property and is behind bars, but yet now they are in Jail themselves, held on $100,000 bail for kidnapping and threatening to kill.

The Daughter is 19... certainly an adult.


14 posted on 09/18/2006 7:32:19 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

I know. Usually they look mean. These two look like just regular middle aged people.


15 posted on 09/18/2006 7:35:53 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: AmericanMade1776
....Just another NOW couple, fulfillin' the NOW pledge....."Any abortion that can happen, will happen"......Nazi Eugenics, Ya know.
16 posted on 09/18/2006 7:36:47 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I know some of you will disagree but if it had been my parents, I would walked away but I wouldn't have pressed charges. This was an evil thing to do but they have been given a second chance and maybe a blessing if the daughter can ever forgive them.


17 posted on 09/18/2006 7:39:17 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: skinkinthegrass

Usually a grandparent would be against having their grandchild aborted...I think!


18 posted on 09/18/2006 7:39:51 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: CindyDawg

Cindy, If my parents had put me in a trunk at 19 years of age, for any reason and held me against my will, I think I would of been a bit alarmed, and probably afraid of them. These Parents have come unhinged.


19 posted on 09/18/2006 7:41:39 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Cicero
even the brutes at an abortion clinic might take it somewhat amiss if the patient were brought in from the trunk of a car all tied up with ropes...

At the typical clinic, I think there is a standard surcharge for this situation.....

20 posted on 09/18/2006 7:44:07 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some Freepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: steveo
There's a sale at Penny's!

Oh, come on now...Penneys never has sales {:D

21 posted on 09/18/2006 7:51:01 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: AmericanMade1776
Usually a grandparent would be against having their grandchild aborted...I think!

...love, american style... /sarc.

22 posted on 09/18/2006 7:51:51 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Waiting to see a picture of Reme Johnson, to see if my suspicions about these people are confirmed.
23 posted on 09/18/2006 7:51:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: BenLurkin

See video here - http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=41781

The perps live in a nice, large, expensive house.
Reme is black, looks like a thug, is in jail, and his family lives in a shack.

So yes, if your suspicions are that it's a race and class thing, you're correct.

Doesn't change a thing. Grandma and Grandpa are still scum.


24 posted on 09/18/2006 7:56:38 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: Pure Country

I just can't see pulling up to a mall, opening the trunk, untieing her, and telling her to go to the bathroom and get back. That part makes no sense to me.


25 posted on 09/18/2006 7:56:53 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: AmericanMade1776
"but not an attempt to terrorize anybody"

Oh yeah!

This is good ole mom & dad wanting to be parents of the year.
I believe we have a lot more to come out on this couple.
They are most likely control freaks, have no respect for life and are horrible parents. Imagine what horrible grandparents they would make. I would be so scared to have people like this near me.
And why was he armed???

And to have a daughter that respects life, some place there has to be a good mentor.
26 posted on 09/18/2006 7:59:58 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: KingKongCobra

It is shocking. I'm sorry that my suspicions proved correct.

If found guilty, they should be given maximum sentences.


27 posted on 09/18/2006 8:01:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I guess I'm having a hard time with this because the baby is ok and I can get past that but as far as their actions, would I have done something like this to save my grandchild? Would I have felt like going to jail was an acceptable consequence to stopping a grandchild from being murdered?. If there was no other way,....
28 posted on 09/18/2006 8:02:43 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: BenLurkin

and have you noticed the "dad's" eyes??? are they beady and weird looking or what???


29 posted on 09/18/2006 8:03:52 PM PDT by annelizly
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To: BenLurkin

That's OK. I first saw the story 2 days ago and was waiting for a picture just like you. I figured right away it was probably racial just like you. And, it was.


30 posted on 09/18/2006 8:05:56 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: CindyDawg

Cindy, I don't think you're payig attention. The grandparents weren't saving the baby. They wanted to kill it because they don't like the father.


31 posted on 09/18/2006 8:07:14 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: AmericanMade1776

I wonder if the race of the young woman's boyfriend is the real issue.....lots of Somalians up in Maine, I hear.....


32 posted on 09/18/2006 8:07:55 PM PDT by cherry
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To: KingKongCobra

No. I'm with yall . I understand perfectly what happened :')


33 posted on 09/18/2006 8:09:40 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: KingKongCobra

Oh... a hate crime?


34 posted on 09/18/2006 8:11:34 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: CindyDawg

They were trying to murder their granchild! The baby is not only this Reme loser's baby, but also their daughter's baby. I hope she keeps THAT in mind.


35 posted on 09/18/2006 8:15:55 PM PDT by bluejean gal
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To: bluejean gal

I hear you. A very evil act. I wouldn't be asking them to baby sit anytime soon but hopefully after they calm down (it sounds lije a very emotionsl family) that they will thank God that it didn't happen.


36 posted on 09/18/2006 8:20:18 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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"if it had been my parents, I would walked away"

Dad was armed, he was planning to murder his grandchild. And, who knows, maybe his daughter too.
In an article in Sundays paper, said the parents are business people.
I have owned my business for 40 years. It takes common sense to run a business as well as knowledge.
I just can't figure this couple, seems to be a lot wrong here.


37 posted on 09/18/2006 8:21:56 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: CindyDawg

Oh man, and I stuck up for the unknown (at the time) father yesterday, in another thread. I wasn't willing to assume so badly of him, but the other poster was right. Loser scum. (Reme, not the other poster!)
That doesn't change the fact that mommy and daddy didn't want her to have a little black baby on her hip. Underneath, yankees are usually way more prejudiced than most southerners. But it shows through, sometimes.


38 posted on 09/18/2006 8:22:12 PM PDT by bluejean gal
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To: fabriclady

Yeah. A lot wrong. I meant after she was safe. I would have just walked away and they wouldn't have seen me again until they had a change of heart regarding their grandchild.


39 posted on 09/18/2006 8:24:11 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: AmericanMade1776

Sorry........But they look more like brother and sister.


40 posted on 09/18/2006 8:28:24 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: Nothometoday

That happens with age. You eat the same so weight is usually similar. You start to use the same facial expressions and actually sometimes think the same thoughts. Scary huh? :')


41 posted on 09/18/2006 8:31:16 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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I know we all make mistakes. But this goes beyond normal. Arming himself removes all doubt.
I pray this girl will get the help she needs and can find a way to give her baby a good life. Adoption may be an option.
I have two small grandchildren as well as one beautiful granddaughter that recently got married. The little ones, 4 years and 6 years bring so much joy.
This couple just don't know what they will miss. My 6 year old grandson read scripture to me this afternoon, he is reading at 5th grade level.
42 posted on 09/18/2006 8:32:35 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: fabriclady

That's wonderful. We fought hard for my oldest little grandchild. He tested in kindergarten last year at 3rd grade level. Not quite as high as yours but still impressive, huh?


43 posted on 09/18/2006 8:35:36 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: fabriclady

It sounds like you will have your hands full with your grandson :)

If this was a kidnapping, Going to a strip mall on rte 28 was a bad idea. It is a very very busy area on the Mass/NH line.

I also wonder what they thought they would do once they reached NY. Hold a gun to the doctors head?


Weird story.


44 posted on 09/18/2006 8:39:53 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: AmericanMade1776

I read this story earlier but it just occurred to me -- how do we know the parents really tied up the kid, put her in the trunk of a car, etc.? A priori, it sounds like the parents are good, well-off people, and the daughter a slut cavorting with criminals.

How do we know she didn't make the whole thing up?


45 posted on 09/18/2006 8:45:00 PM PDT by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: Nothometoday

"I also wonder what they thought they would do once they reached NY. Hold a gun to the doctors head?"

I want to hear him explain.
I just can't get over the gun.
I am in North Carolina and I don't know anyone that goes for a gun, especially with their children.


46 posted on 09/18/2006 8:45:02 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: Nothometoday

JMO but I think this was a family fight that was not going to end in abortion. No legal doctor could force her. More than likely if she had not called the police there would have been wailing and crying about what she was doing to them but in the end they would have returned home. I suspect the daughter is just as dramatic. I don't buy the trunk story.


47 posted on 09/18/2006 8:48:08 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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"He tested in kindergarten last year at 3rd grade level"

Its not just our grandchildren, they are all so smart.
The little 4 year olds in my granddaughters class are so intelligent.
They sign, read and recite.
I just love to visit the school and watch them.
48 posted on 09/18/2006 8:48:40 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: fabriclady

He's a business man. He probably carries.


49 posted on 09/18/2006 8:49:24 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg
That may be right.
My son carries with a permit.

We'll soon hear from them.
And you're right, they don't look like criminals.
Just have a cold look.
50 posted on 09/18/2006 9:00:30 PM PDT by fabriclady
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