Maine Woman Victimized in Forced Abortion Case Gets Prostitution Trial

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 14, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Maine Woman Victimized in Forced Abortion Case Gets Prostitution Trial

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 14,

Portland, ME ( — The woman who was victimized in an attempted forced abortion last year is going to trial on charges that she has engaged in prostitution and failed to appear in court. Katelyn Kampf, the 20-year-old woman whose parents tried to force her to New York City was charged not long after the forced abortion case concluded.

Just days after she appeared on a national television program to tell her side of the story, Kampf was arrested on outstanding prostitution charges.

Kampf was arrested on several warrants after she failed to appear in court for a summons issued in October.

According to an AP report, the warrant came after police conducted a sting operation at a local hotel in Portland, Maine. Kampf had placed an ad on a popular Internet advertising web site offering sex for money.

Kampf’s attorney entered a not-guilty plea for her on Monday in Portland District Court and requested a jury trial for his client.

Police say Kampf was slated to appear in court on December 4 on the prostitution charge, but made an appearance a week later on ABC’s "Good Morning America" instead to talk about how her parents tried to make her have an abortion.

As has reported, Kampf’s parents Nicholas and Lola acknowledged their guilt to lesser charges but escaped jail time on the more serious violations.

Under the agreement, the Kampfs pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges and had felony kidnapping charges dismissed.

As long as the Kampfs follow the court’s request to receive proper counseling the assault charges will be dismissed as well.

The Kampfs tied Katelyn’s hands and feet at gunpoint and put her in the back of their car. She was able to flee after using the restroom and grabbed her parents’ cell phone to alert police.

Katelyn told ABC News interviewer Chris Cuomo on the recent television program that events unfolded because her boyfriend Reme, a black man from South Africa, was the father of the child. She accused the Kampfs of racism.

That’s why she waited until she was six months into the pregnancy to inform her parents.

"They were a little bit racist, to be honest," she said.

Kampf told ABC News about the kidnapping and the attempt to force her to have an abortion.

"I tried to leave the house and that’s pretty much where the physical part started, and they tried to pull me back into the house and keep me from leaving," she explained. "My dad restrained me on the floor and my mom walked in from the kitchen holding a rope."