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New York woman admits role in abusing kidnapped Amish girls

ALBANY, N.Y. - A woman accused of helping kidnap and sexually abusing two Amish girls in northern New York has pleaded guilty to 10 charges for making child pornography with them and other victims.

Nicole Vaisey and boyfriend Stephen Howells were charged last year by federal prosecutors with coercing and sexually exploiting the Amish girls and four other children.

Howells pleaded guilty last week to 21 charges.

Vaisey's sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 25.

The Amish girls, then 7 and 11, were abducted Aug. 13 from their family's roadside farm stand. They were released the next day.

Defense attorney Bradford Riendeau says Vaisey was also a victim of Howells.

He says she decided to plead guilty at a pretrial conference Thursday where the mother of one victim was in court.

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