PORTLAND, Maine – A couple accused of tying up their pregnant daughter and taking her across the state line to try to force her to have an abortion were indicted on charges of kidnapping, assaulting and terrorizing.
The Cumberland County grand jury handed up the indictments late Wednesday against Nicholas and Lola Kampf, who were arrested Sept. 15 at a shopping center in Salem, N.H., after their daughter, Katelyn, 19, fled and called police on a cell phone.
The Kampfs were originally charged with kidnapping in New Hampshire, but prosecutors there dropped their case after Maine officials filed charges against the couple last week.
The misdemeanor assault charges alleged that the Kampfs twice pinned their daughter to the ground before forcing her into their car at their home in North Yarmouth, District Attorney Stephanie Anderson said. The terrorizing charges stem from the alleged kidnapping, Anderson said.
The Kampfs' lawyer has denied that the couple kidnapped their daughter and said they never intended to force her to have an abortion. No abortion was performed.