Peacock’s two-part docuseries ‘Sins of the Amish’ examines theSexual abuse is rampant in the Plain Community. DirectedBy Mor Loushy and Daniel SivanIt delves into theExperiences ofA group of ex-AmishWomen who have been abused survivors of domestic violence andTheir efforts to seek justice are further documented. Audrey KauffmanOne such person is this woman, who bravely stood up for her husband despite facing severe criticism the ire of her entire community. Let’s find out more about her andLet’s go to her children, shall we?
WhoIs Audrey Kauffman?
BornOn February9, 1978, in Lafayette, Indiana, Audrey P. Malchow Kauffmanwas raised in a strict orthodox household. Amish community. In theSommer of2001: She got married Mike Kauffman, the son ofInfluential AmishMinister of the church who was on theWay to become the bishop. Mike and AudreyThey had been together for several months andWithin theFirst year ofTheir first child was born to them after their marriage. Soon, theThe couple had four more children. andWere living thePerfect, idyllic AmishTheir way of life Amish New Order community’s standards.
While Audrey home-schooled the kids andManaged theHer husband was a roofer. ButDespite trying her best to be a dedicated wife, she failed. andShe began to feel uncomfortable around her mother. Mike’s short-tempered behavior toward their kids. In the AmishCommunity, it is a standard to discipline children with corporal punishment starting at a young ages. andHe was a compliant and beat up the five children in a cruel manner. NotJust that. the couple’s marriage began falling apart, especially after she discovered his alleged infidelity.
When AudreyShe noticed that her older daughters were more mature than she was. Marlena and Dorthea were getting deeply affected due to their father’s behavior andShe became concerned about their wellbeing after they started to show suicidal tendencies. ThusShe filed for divorce from Mike andHe was further protected by a restraining warrant. the children. DespiteHis wrongdoing, the AmishExcommunication of the church AudreyFor defying the community’s rule ofDo not approach outside authorities regarding internal matters. ButJust as she thought her children were safe, things changed dramatically.
MarlenaUnbeknownst to her, she reluctantly confessed to her mom. MikeShe had allegedly sexually molested and abused her from the age of ten until she was sixteen. FollowingThis DortheaThe story of how her father physically abused and neglected her between the ages of 11 and 13 was similar to that of her mother. theage ofApproximately ten to eleven. But theThe most shocking account was ofTheir youngest sister AngieHe painfully revealed that MikeHad repeatedly raped her. theEarly age of five. HearingThis shocking truth about the sufferings of her children is shocking. AudreyIt was shaken to thecore andAll needed to be gathered theShe did everything she could to help them through their trauma.
In 2019, AudreySo called theChildLine and reported theDiabolic acts of her former husband, and the Carlisle Barracks police began probing into the matter. AfterInterviewing each of them individually of theIt was established that victims were eligible MikeThese were used in multiple locations over eight years (2011 to 2019). Shippensburg, Southampton, and Hopewell Township. FinallyIn November2019: He was charged for more than 30 counts, including unlawful touch with a minor, recklessly enabling another person, and simple assault and harassment, rape, rape ofA child, statutory sexual attack, involuntary sexual intercourse with a child, sexual assault of a child, indecent assault, indecent exposure, endangering theWelfare of a child, andCorruption of minors.
Unfortunately, Audrey’s troubles did not end there, as soon Mike’s parents andOther members of the community began harassing her and the kids. FromAccording to some reports, she sent her an infuriating letter, and then broke into their home at midnight to scare them away. andFurther tailing her car andThese are the following theAll these tactics were used to bully her into dropping out of school the case. Regardless, AudreyStay put andEnsure that MikePaid theHe caused extensive damage the young girls. AsHe was unable to post. theHe was held at $250,000 bail the Cumberland County PrisonUntil his hearings started.
WhereAre Audrey Kauffman and Her Kids Now?
To Audrey’s disappointment, MikePlea agreement was requested in court andHer lawyers advised her to accept rather than take. theCase to trial. Asper the documentary, Marlena and DortheaWe were extremely furious theThe punishment that their abuser would receive is minimal andThey felt it was unfair. TheirThey were somehow pacified by their mother andWe reluctantly agreed to thePlea bargain, as it was theThe best they could do to get Mike punished. In May2021, he did not contest the sentence theCharges ofstatutory sexual assault, illegal contact with a minor, indecent attack and endangering theWelfare ofChildren, while theRest ofThey were dropped.
On November 23, 2021, Mike KauffmanHe was sentenced to five- to ten year imprisonment and additional ten year probation as part of his plea deal. Moreover, theHe was permanently declared a violent sexual predator by the court. Audrey andHer children finally let out a collective sigh. ofHe was relieved when he was taken to prison. At the sentencing, a 17-year-old MarlenaShe emotionally claimed that her childhood was destroyed because of what MikeShe did andShe felt unsafe.
Today, AudreyWorks as a therapist andAdvocates for sexual abuse Amish victims, andShe also owns a small business in photography. MarlenaIs now an adult and DortheaIn 2021, graduates of high school. While AngieIt appears that she is still in school. Audrey’s two sons prefer leading a private life and don’t seem to have a social media presence. As per last reports, theFamilies live in Newburg, Pennsylvania, andIt is focused on healing andTogether, we can build a brighter tomorrow.
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