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      DA says Amish girls were sexually abused

      Picture of couple charged with girls' kidnapping from Facebook.

      A prosecutor says two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after they were abducted from a roadside farm stand in northern New York.

      St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain disclosed the alleged abuse Saturday - a day after a couple was charged with first-degree kidnapping in the case.

      The county's sheriff says Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey were prowling for easy targets and may have planned to abduct other children.

      The 7-year-old and 12-year-old sisters were abducted Wednesday in Oswegatchie and were set free by their captors Thursday.

      The Associated Press generally does not identify people who may be victims of sexual abuse.

      A lawyer for Vaisey says they're reviewing the evidence. There was no answer at the law office representing Howells.

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