‘Game Of Thrones’ Real-Life Craster, Lee Kaplan, Rapes & Hides 12 Girls Inside His House
Like Game of Thrones’ Craster, a man from Pennsylvania will be facing charges that include sexual assault after he was found living with 12 girls.Advertisement
Law enforcement authorities found him living with twelve girls including an 18-year-old and two children he fathered with her.
On Thursday, Lee Kaplan was arrested by the police in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. According to CNN, police said that the girls, who were living with Kaplan at his house, ranged from 6 months to 18 years.
The man was accused of sexually molesting a teenager whose parents gave to him when she was 14, said the police. It was a neighbor who said that she had been feeling that “something isn’t right.”
According to Jen Betz of Feasterville, she was worried about the young girls she saw outside the house, so she called the authorities.
She also said that the house had boarded windows and high weeds.
“They’re so sad and fearful every time I see them. That’s what made me call,” she said on Saturday.
The 18-year-old informed police that she and Kaplan have a 3-year-old and a six-month-old baby. Kaplan faces charges including unlawful contact with a minor and aggravated indecent assault, said CBS.
According to David Heckler, District Attorney, the parents of the assaulted girl told the police they were going to lose their farm. They also said that during that moment Kaplan appeared out of nowhere and saved them from financial ruin.
Krimmel stated that the officials are trying to confirm who the parents of the other children are. The teenager’s parents told the police that the other nine girls found in the house were their children.
However, no birth certificates or Social Security cards could be located to verify that statement.
“All the children were running around,” Krimmel said. “Some were hiding. They were well-behaved, but scared.”
Kaplan can be aptly compared to the Game of Thrones character Craster. In Game of Thrones, Craster has a group of wives, about a dozen women, whom he is married to.
Some of his wives are also his own daughters, which he “marries” once they have grown up. When boys are born from these couplings, they are sacrificed by Craster to the White Walkers.
However, he keeps his daughters to serve and marry him when they reach a certain age. This would in turn help him produce more daughters to marry.