Daughter Of Accused Parents Says She Feared For Her Life
Web Editor: Rhonda Erskine, Online Content Producer
Created: 9/18/2006 7:29:07 PM
Updated: 9/18/2006 7:29:52 PM
A couple from Yarmouth appeared in a New Hampshire courtroom Monday to face kidnapping charges in the abduction of their 19-year-old daughter. Investigators say it's one of the most bizarre cases they've been involved with.
They say Nicholas and Lola Kampf of North Yarmouth chased their daughter, tied her hands and tried to drive her to New York to force her to get an abortion.
Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion spent a couple of hours talking with 19-year-old Katelyn Kampf. He says it was a terrifying experience for her and that she thought her parents were going to kill her.
"I don't think it's completely sunk in, the fact that your own parents would be perpetrators of a crime against you. I think she's working real hard to wrap her mind around it," said Sheriff Dion.
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.
Police say they found rope, duct tape, a gun and ammunition in the car.
Bail for the Kampfs was set at $100,000 each. They've been ordered to have no contact with their daughter.
Katelyn Kampf is now staying with her boyfriend's mother in Portland.
x 1000 People are pulling some weird ****.