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Couple Accused of 'Gifting' Daughter to Pennsylvania Man Arrested with 12 Girls in Home Once Sued Amish Sect Claiming it 'Shunned' Them

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Couple Accused of 'Gifting' Daughter to Pennsylvania Man Arrested with 12 Girls in Home Once Sued Amish Sect Claiming it 'Shunned' Them

Originally posted 06/24/2016 05:35PM

The couple at the center of the sex abuse case involving the alleged rescue of 12 girls from the home of a Pennsylvania man once sued an Amish sect, according to a federal lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE.

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Mother of Girls 'Rescued' from Pennsylvania Home Lived with Them and Their Alleged Captor

Originally posted 06/24/2016 10:35AM

Pennsylvania authorities believe the mother of many of the 12 girls allegedly rescued from the home of 51-year-old Lee Kaplan was living in the home herself – even as Kaplan allegedly sexually abused her daughter, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler tells PEOPLE.

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12 Girls Allegedly Rescued from Pennsylvania Home Were Related and 9 Were Sisters, Authorities Believe

Originally posted 06/23/2016 05:55PM

Authorities believe each of the 12 girls allegedly rescued from the Pennsylvania home of 51-year-old Lee Kaplan, who is charged with a series of sex crimes, were related and that nine of them were sisters, Buck County District Attorney David Heckler tells PEOPLE.

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Rape Survivor Pens Letter to Stanford Sex Assault Victim: 'I Understand What You Are Going Through Because I Am Going Through it With You'

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Rape Survivor Pens Letter to Stanford Sex Assault Victim: 'I Understand What You Are Going Through Because I Am Going Through it With You'

Originally posted 06/23/2016 05:35PM

In the wake of the media storm surrounding a judge's controversial decision to give sexual assault convict Brock Turner six months in jail for the attack on Stanford's campus, one sex crime survivor is speaking out in a heartfelt letter to the victim.

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Brock Turner Case: Documents Detail Judge Aaron Persky's Controversial Sentence: 'I Take Him at His Word'

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Brock Turner Case: Documents Detail Judge Aaron Persky's Controversial Sentence: 'I Take Him at His Word'

Originally posted 06/16/2016 05:35PM

A transcript of Brock Turner's sentencing hearing sheds light on the judge's controversial decision to give the sexual assault convict just six months in jail.

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Judge Sets Hearing on Bill Cosby's Latest Challenge to Criminal Trial

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Judge Sets Hearing on Bill Cosby's Latest Challenge to Criminal Trial

Originally posted 06/16/2016 09:45AM

In Bill Cosby's latest attempt to get his sexual assault case dismissed, a Pennsylvania judge has scheduled a hearing for July 7, according to court documents.

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Authorities Renew Hunt for 'Original Night Stalker' Serial Killer, Believed Responsible for 12 Murders and 45 Rapes in 1970s and '80s

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Authorities Renew Hunt for 'Original Night Stalker' Serial Killer, Believed Responsible for 12 Murders and 45 Rapes in 1970s and '80s

Originally posted 06/15/2016 06:25PM

The FBI on Wednesday announced they were offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of one of California's most elusive alleged serial killers, who has by turns been known as the East Area Rapist, the Golden State Killer, and the Original Night Stalker.

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After Controversial Stanford Swimmer Sentencing, Judge Removed from New Sexual Assault Case as Prosecutors Allege Bias

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After Controversial Stanford Swimmer Sentencing, Judge Removed from New Sexual Assault Case as Prosecutors Allege Bias

Originally posted 06/15/2016 12:05PM

Judge Aaron Persky, who made the controversial decision to sentence former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a fraternity party in January 2015, was removed from a new sexual assault case on Tuesday after the prosecutor filed a motion alleging bias.

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Stanford Assault Victim's Sister Writes Letter to Brock Turner: 'The Damage You Inflicted Is Irreversible'

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Stanford Assault Victim's Sister Writes Letter to Brock Turner: 'The Damage You Inflicted Is Irreversible'

Originally posted 06/11/2016 06:00PM

The conviction 20-year-old ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who is now serving six months in jail on three felony sexual assault charges, gained national attention after his unnamed victim shared an emotional letter directed at Turner, which she read in court ahead of his sentencing on June 2.

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Stanford University Sex Assault Convict Brock Turner Will Be Released from Jail September 2 with Good Behavior: Authorities

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Stanford University Sex Assault Convict Brock Turner Will Be Released from Jail September 2 with Good Behavior: Authorities

Originally posted 06/10/2016 06:00PM

Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster outside a fraternity party in January 2015, will most likely be released on September 2, authorities tell PEOPLE.

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