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Amish girls' kidnappers to spend their lives in prison, officials say
Amish girls' kidnappers to spend their lives in prison, officials say

An upstate New York couple will spend the rest of their lives in federal prison after pleading guilty to the kidnapping and sexual assault of two young Amish girls near Syracuse, N.Y., last year, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, have pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexual exploitation and possession of child pornography, St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain told the Los Angeles Times. Howells, who entered his plea last week, faces up to 580 years in prison at sentencing, Rain said. Vaisey pleaded guilty Thursday and faces up to 300 years, Rain said. The abductions sparked a sprawling and complicated...

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