Father of Amish girls: "If we need to get counseling, we'll get some. We have access to it."

Created: 09/02/2014 5:14 PM WHEC.com

The father of the two Amish girls police say were kidnapped and sexually assaulted is sharing an update on how they're doing now.

The father of the young girls says he believes they're doing well since the August 13 ordeal. Mose Miller tells the Watertown Daily Times the family has been offered mental health counseling for the seven and 12-year-old girls who police say were kidnapped and sexually assaulted but he says he and his wife have not seen outward signs that lead them to believe the sisters need counseling.

Miller told the paper, “They're sleeping good, eating good and they're playing. We're keeping close tabs on them. If we need to get counseling, we'll get some. We have access to it."

Mills also told the paper the girls are not accustomed to speaking with strangers and he said, “We feel the girls might relax better without it."

The Amish community is known for focusing on healing through prayer and returning to daily routines including Sunday church services. They have limited contact with people outside of their community.

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