Prosecutors outside Philadelphia say Lee Donald Kaplan, who’s 52, sexually assaulted six daughters of a couple who had “gifted” them to him because he helped them financially. Kaplan fathered two children by the eldest daughter, who’s now 19.
Daughters ranging in age from 9 to 18 testified Thursday at Kaplan’s trial on rape, sexual assault and conspiracy charges. A girl who’s 15 said Kaplan began having sexual contact with her when she was 11 or 12. She said she believed that’s what husbands and wives do.
A 9-year-old testified that Kaplan began molesting her when she was 7.
“He told me not to tell anybody what he was doing,” the 9-year-old testified.