PORTLAND, Maine – A judge on Friday accepted a plea agreement that allows a husband and wife to escape jail time for tying up their daughter and taking her out of state, allegedly in hopes of persuading her to have an abortion.
Katelyn Kampf, 20, spoke out against the plea agreement in a tense hearing at which she and her parents avoided eye contact.
Her parents, Nicholas and Lola Kampf, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges to resolve the case under an agreement in which the district attorney dropped felony kidnapping charges.
Under the agreement, there was no jail time and the assault case will be dropped if they meet stipulations including counseling.
The incident happened on Sept. 15, 2006, after the woman's parents learned that she was pregnant and had dropped out of college. Katelyn Kampf contends her mother held her down and spit on her and that her father tackled her when she tried to escape from the parents' home in North Yarmouth.
The parents were arrested in Salem, N.H., after the woman got away from them and called police.