Amish escapee tells of sheltered life and incest
August 20, 2018
When Emma Gingerich was 18 years old she ran away from her strict, German-speaking Amish community in Missouri, leaving behind her parents, 13 siblings, and a single note.
The Amish are a strict traditionalist Christian community closely related to the Mennonite sect, who are extremely community and family-oriented. They are known for their simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt modern technology.
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