Anyone Speak German?
SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE - A Maine couple are accused of tying up their 19-year-old daughter, throwing her in their car, and driving her out of state to get an abortion so she would not have a child by her black boyfriend.
The boyfriend, Reme Johnson, is currently serving a six-month sentence for theft in the Androscoggin County jail.
Earlier Tuesday, the sheriff in Cumberland County, Maine, said Katelyn KAMPF told him her parents were upset about the pregnancy because the baby's father was black. The KAMPFS --Nicholas, 54, and Lola, 53--are white.
Katelyn told him Monday her mother "was pretty irate at the fact that the child's father was black, and she had made a number of disparaging remarks about that," he said.
Katelyn Kampf escaped Friday at a Salem shopping center and called police, who arrested her parents. The Kampfs apparently were taking their daughter to New York to get her an abortion there.
Johnson was a self-styled hiphop artist who went by the name Young Merk. He performed in recent years at several locations in the Portland area.
From an Associated Press article by Katharine Webster appearing September 20, 2006
(consider the meaning of "Kampf" in German and its place in the title of an infamous work by a 20th-century German leader)