Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

RELIGION

Charges: NY couple intended to injure or abuse 2 Amish girls after kidnapping from farm stand

A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after kidnapping them from a roadside farm stand.

Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey of Hermon were each charged Friday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain says 39-year-old Howells and 25-year-old Vaisey were jailed without bond.

The sisters, ages 7 and 12, vanished Wednesday night in Oswegatchie (ahs-wee-GAH'-chee), touching off a massive search in the farming community near the Canadian border.

They turned up safe Thursday night at the door of a house 15 miles from where they were taken.

The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of alleged sexual abuse.

The suspects also live in the vicinity.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.94% dw 4.13%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.04% dw 3.08%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.47% up 4.16%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.55% up 3.40%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.37% up 3.12%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.32% up 4.31%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% dw 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% dw 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% dw 2.94%  
36 M Used Graph 3.46% -- 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% dw 3.23%  
48 M Used Graph 3.04% -- 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% up 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.52%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →