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Parents accused of kidnapping daughter

From Times Wire Reports

The parents of a pregnant 19-year-old pleaded not guilty in Portland to kidnapping, assault and terrorizing in what prosecutors say was an attempt to force their daughter to have an abortion.

Nicholas and Lola Kampf are accused of tying up their daughter Katelyn, forcing her into their car and heading toward New York for an abortion. They were arrested Sept. 15 at a shopping center in Salem, N.H., after Katelyn fled and called police on a cellphone.

The Kampfs could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of kidnapping. They have been free on $100,000 bail each since being charged.

Thomas Hallett, the parents’ lawyer, said what the family needs now is therapy, not criminal prosecution.

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