Pennsylvania

Trial ordered for couple accused of giving girl to man

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Lower Southampton Police Department shows Lee Kaplan of Feasterville, Pa. Kaplan has been ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges after officials acting on a tip June 16, 2016, found him at his home with a dozen girls ranging in age from six months to 18 years. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus were ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to Kaplan after he helped the former Amish couple financially. Authorities allege Kaplan fathered two children with the girl. (Lower Southampton Police Department via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Lower Southampton Police Department shows Lee Kaplan of Feasterville, Pa. Kaplan has been ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges after officials acting on a tip June 16, 2016, found him at his home with a dozen girls ranging in age from six months to 18 years. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus were ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to Kaplan after he helped the former Amish couple financially. Authorities allege Kaplan fathered two children with the girl. (Lower Southampton Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Daniel Stoltzfus, left in yellow, and Lee Kaplan, right in yellow, are led to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, outside Bucks County Magisterial District Judge John I. Waltman's courtroom in Feasterville, Pa. Daniel Stoltzfus and his wife Savilla Stoltzfus were ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially. Kaplan also was ordered to trial on sexual assault charges. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble)

    Daniel Stoltzfus, left in yellow, and Lee Kaplan, right in yellow, are led to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, outside Bucks County Magisterial District Judge John I. Waltman's courtroom in Feasterville, Pa. Daniel Stoltzfus and his wife Savilla Stoltzfus were ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially. Kaplan also was ordered to trial on sexual assault charges. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble)  (The Associated Press)

  • Savilla Stoltzfus, in red, is led to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, outside Bucks County Magisterial District Judge John I. Waltman's courtroom in Feasterville, Pa. Savilla Stoltzfus and her husband Daniel Stoltzfus were ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble)

    Savilla Stoltzfus, in red, is led to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, outside Bucks County Magisterial District Judge John I. Waltman's courtroom in Feasterville, Pa. Savilla Stoltzfus and her husband Daniel Stoltzfus were ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble)  (The Associated Press)

A Pennsylvania couple has been ordered to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially.

Daniel and Savilla (suh-VIHL'-uh) Stoltzfus are charged with child endangerment after police found a dozen girls living with Lee Kaplan of Feasterville earlier this year. Police say Daniel Stoltzfus told them he and his wife "gave" their 14-year-old daughter to Kaplan after he financially helped the former Amish couple.

Kaplan also was ordered to trial on sexual assault charges. Authorities allege that Kaplan fathered two children with the girl.

All three defendants remain in the Bucks County jail unable to post bail. Defense attorneys argued there was no legal documentation to prove a marriage had not occurred.

The now 18-year-old girl testified that she still trusts Kaplan.