Maine Parents Who Kidnapped Daughter Take Plea Deal

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A couple in Maine who'd been accused of abducting their pregnant daughter and taking her out of state -- allegedly in hopes of persuading her to have an abortion -- will not be doing any jail time.

A judge has accepted a plea deal in which Nicholas and Lola Kampf plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges. As a result, the district attorney dropped felony kidnapping charges. The assault case will be dropped if the parents undergo counseling and meet other requirements.

The Kampfs were accused of tying up their then-19-year-old daughter in September of last year, forcing her into their car and heading toward New York for an abortion.

Katelyn Kampf spoke out against the plea agreement. She claims her parents were angry that she and her boyfriend, who is black, were expecting a mixed-race baby.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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