Police in Indiana say they arrested an Amish man who arrived in a horse-drawn buggy for a presumed rendezvous with a 12-year-old girl to whom he had sent sexually explicit cell phone messages.
Officers arrested 21-year-old William R. Yoder on Wednesday, June 15, after he rode up to the Takathemoke Restaurant in Milroy, Indiana, and approached an undercover agent.
“The suspect arrived, in a one-horse carriage as he said he would, was identified by the undercover officer confirming his identity and was taken into custody without incident,” said Connersville, Indiana, police Detective Craig Pennington.
It would seem that Yoder’s community did allow the use of cell phones for “professional” reasons, though the users, obviously, couldn’t charge them at home. I am not sure I follow the logic with this. Cars are forbidden but not cell phones. It would seem that to be safe from the kinds of influences and temptations that modern society offers, they ought to do the opposite, or they could use the kosher cell phones.