Three Girls Say They Were Imprisoned In Tucson Home

November 27, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two people are in custody after three girls say they have been imprisoned in a Tucson home for the past two years.

Tucson police say the girls are siblings and are ages 12, 13, and 17. Their names were not immediately released Tuesday night.

Tucson Police Capt. Mike Gillooly said the children have been removed from the home, and their mother and stepfather have been arrested.

The two youngest girls escaped to a neighbor's house early Tuesday and a neighbor called 911. Police said they found the other girl in one of the home's bedrooms.

According to police, all the girls were malnourished and living in filthy conditions. KGUN-TV reports that police are calling it a case of child abuse and imprisonment.