Skip to comments.Couple arrested in kidnapping of two Amish girls
Posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
A couple has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night from their farm in Upstate New York.
Fannie and Delila Miller, ages 12 and 6, reappeared after 24 hours missing when they knocked on a stranger's doorstep 36 miles from their home in Oswegatchie, New York. They have since been reunited with their family.
On Friday, local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II, 39, and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey. According to the suspects' Facebook accounts, they appear to be a couple.
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I miss the days when children could sell fruit or vegetables or lemonade unsupervised without worrying what could happen to them.
So do I; people complain about kids staying inside all the time, but with all the criminals running around, what else are we supposed to do to keep our kids safe?
“According to the suspects facebook page, they appear to be a couple”
Yes, a couple of criminals.
Those days are still here.
Of course, ignorance is required to not worry - but that was true years ago.
Hundreds of thousands of kids disappeared in the thirties, forties, and fifties. They called them “runaways”.
Now we call those same kids “cold case files” and “unsolved mysteries. “
And not the slightest mention of a motive.
Me too! Apparently, Howells has three young children at his home. The Mail shows a photo from Facebook. It’s wonderful these two girls were able to escape but I doubt the investigation is more than just begun. Good for the police to make quick arrests.
Actually I believe there are fewer stranger abductions these days than there were in thanks 60’s.
I have never seen any evidence that children are at greater risk of abduction, rape and murder now than in the 30s or 50s.
Perfectly willing to revise my opinion if such evidence is provided.
Thank You for this info.
In 1800 the planet hit 1 billion people. There are now 7.06 billion people.
As usual, the UK DailyMail knows what’s going on in the tiny hamlets of the U.S., and has plenty of photos to prove it. I can see why the bystander thought the kidnappers were two men, looking at that fat pig of a woman with her hair pulled back.
There are just as many perverts today as there were back in the day. I was born in the 40’s and therefore a child of the 50’s, so to speak. We, as children, ran wild on the streets and enjoyed the parks until late at night and I was never accosted or subject to any form of perversion. I once asked my father in later years, why this was so, considering that it seemed to be so prevalent today.
His reply: Back in the day any pervert would be hunted down and dealt with by all the fathers in the neighborhood and they knew it. Now days, perverts know that they will get a few years in jail and be released ( and parents are afraid to take the law into their own hands) ... no incentive to confine themselves to thoughts and kiddy magazines.
The general assumption is not that children were at greater risk in the past than they are now, it’s that they are at greater risk now.
Which supposedly justifies the common idea that children must be more or less kept locked up today to “protect” them.
I miss the days when a criminal married woman took her husband’s name.
I wonder if he's related to Stephen Howells I.
I miss the days when as a child playing with other children of about same age we could in the dark of night play hide-and-seek. After I came back to the states from Army service in the Pacific in WWII life started to change and when the USA got that feely goody feeling for all sorts of immigrants the USA culture really started down hill.
Thank God the two little girls showed up alive.
Most cases like this usually end with “bodies found.”
Don’t know about that - I just hope he’s not related to Thurston Howell III from Gilligan’s Island.
...by the neck until dead.
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