Sentencing Set for Lee Kaplan in ‘Gifted' Girl Rape Case

Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 girls from 1 family

Sentencing has been set for a man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls in the same Pennsylvania family, fathering two children by one of them.

Lee Donald Kaplan will be sentenced Sept. 20 in Bucks County on 17 counts of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault and other offenses.

Authorities allege the girls' parents "gifted" their oldest daughter to the 52-year-old because he helped them financially. That couple has been convicted of felony child endangerment charges and will be sentenced July 19.

The girl Kaplan twice impregnated was just 14 the first time.

His defense said Kaplan was married to the girl in the family's eyes and that he didn't abuse the younger children.

Kaplan was convicted earlier this month.

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