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Parents kidnap daughter to force abortion on her

Sept. 18, 2006: The parents of a pregnant 19-year-old were arrested after the young woman told police they kidnapped, tied and gagged her, and were taking her to New York for a forced abortion.

Authorities in Maine said federal investigators may get involved in the case since it allegedly involved kidnapping someone to take them across a state line. According to a report in the Manchester Union-Leader, arrested were Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53.

They were arrested by Salem, N.H., police after a 9-1-1 call came in to police from the couple’s daughter, Katelyn, when she reported she had been kidnapped.

Police said Katelyn had convinced her parents to untie her and allow her to use a restroom at a shopping plaza, and she escaped, using her cell phone to call for help.

Katelyn was found by officers behind the shopping plaza, and her parents were arrested while driving around the parking lot, apparently looking for her. Police said they found duct tape, a .22-caliber rifle and rope in the couple’s vehicle.

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