Dramatic video shows the rescue of two girls believed to have been abducted by their “doomsday prepper” father 3 months ago.
Dinah Coltharp, 8, and Hattie, 4, were found protected Monday in Utah, and their two brothers had been safely recovered just hours before.
John Coltharp had vanished with his two daughters and sons in Sep after assembly Samuel Shaffer. They were famous as partial of the Knights of The Crystal Blade, a polygamist cult.
Their disappearance sparked a unfortunate hunt by Coltharp’s ex-wife, and an Amber Alert followed. The warning led to a profitable tip.
“Had we not perceived that tip today, these girls substantially would not have been alive in the morning,” Iron County Sheriff’s Lt. Del Schlosser told CBS in Denver.
Video constructed by CBS shows the immature girls being discovered in darkness. Their grandfather is endangered about what they endured.
“There’s no doubt in my mind they have been going by finish indoctrination,” Steve Soble told CBS.
The 33-year-old Coltharp’s seductiveness in polygamy and “prepping” for doomsday had strong in new years, according to relatives. Coltharp and Shaffer met online and eventually shaped the Knights of The Crystal Blade.
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Shaffer was charged with child abduction and child abuse, while Coltharp is being held for custodial interference, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Shaffer has two daughters, and they were also found.
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