Three girls escape from Tucson, Ariz. home after two years held captive: cops

  Tucson Police Department investigators and evidence technicians investigate the scene of a child abuse call that began in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in the 2800 block of North Estrella Avenue. 

Tucson Police Department investigators and evidence technicians investigate the scene of a child abuse call that began in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in the 2800 block of North Estrella Avenue.

The girls, aged 12, 13 and 17, were held separately in the home and haven’t had a bath in almost half a year. They told cops their captors, their mother and stepfather, fed them only once a day. The adults are in police custody.


(SOURCE)  Three sister were freed from a Tucson, Ariz. home Tuesday after spending up to two years locked in their bedrooms, fed only once a day and denied baths, police said.

The girls escaped their house of horrors Tuesday morning around 4 a.m., when the younger two, aged 12 and 13, got out of the home and ran to a neighbor’s house.

They told police their stepfather, Fernando Richter, 34, tried to break into their bedroom and attack them with a knife when they fled the residence.

Responding police found a 17-year-old girl still locked in a separate bedroom.

Cops found the three girls dirty and unkempt after they’d been held captive in their bedrooms for two years.

kgun9.com Cops found the three girls dirty and unkempt after they’d been held captive in their bedrooms for two years.

The three girls lived in filthy conditions at the home, in the 2800 block of North Estrella, and told police they had not taken a bath in four to six months. Police determined the girls have been held captive “at least the last several months and possibly up to two years.”

The younger girls had not seen the 17-year-old in years and had been kept separately, the Arizona Daily Star reports. They were fed only once a day, the girls told cops.

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