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    AZ - Three Tucson girls imprisoned up to 2 years, Nov 2013

    Tucson girls claim they were imprisoned in home for 2 years

    TUCSON — Two people were arrested Tuesday after three girls told authorities that they have been imprisoned in an Arizona home for possibly the past two years.

    Tucson police said the girls are siblings — ages 12, 13 and 17 — and their mother and stepfather have been arrested in a case that’s being investigated as alleged child abuse and imprisonment.

    Police said a 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were booked into the Pima County Jail on suspicion of three counts of kidnapping, three counts of child abuse-emotional abuse and three counts of child abuse-physical abuse.

    more at link ............ http://www.azcentral.com/news/arizon...ned-years.html
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    What in heaven's name is wrong with people?

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    AZ - Tucson Police: Parents of 3 girls face kidnapping, abuse charges

    http://www.14news.com/story/24078408...edium=facebook

    Police found the third girl in one of the home's bedrooms. According to police, all the girls were malnourished and extremely dirty and they said they hadn't bathed in four to six months.

    The girls allege that they were only fed once a day.

    Gillooly said the girls were found in filthy living conditions and the younger girls had been kept separate from the 17-year-old. He said they told police the younger girls hadn't seen their older sister in two years.

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    What is going on? So many of these cases

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    It gets worse...

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ucson/3762543/

    .......Authorities said the girls appeared malnourished and extremely dirty, and were living in filthy conditions.

    The girls told police they hadn't bathed in four to six months and were fed one meal a day, according to a Tucson police statement.......

    The two youngest girls said they escaped and went to a neighbor for help after the 34-year-old man tried to break into a room while brandishing a knife, the statement said.

    Police said they found the 17-year-old girl in a locked bedroom during a search of the home. The sisters told police that the eldest girl was kept in a separate bedroom from the other two and that they had not seen each other for months, possibly up to two years, police said......

    Police are also holding the man on suspicion of sexual abuse of a person under 15 years of age.

    Brave little girls to break out and possibly saved their sister's life.


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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    Mom & stepdad named. I'm so glad they got out. This area isn't the best neighborhood. Lot's of drugs and crime but of course it can happen anywhere.

    http://www.kpho.com/story/24078408/t...ed-for-2-years

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    Police will update in about 40 minutes. Just heard the neighbor say that the oldest was worried for her mom when they called police.

    @Tucson_Police update at 11:30 for latest on 3 girls allegedly held captive for years by their parents. @kgun9 will carry it live.

    http://www.kgun9.com/watch-live/

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    Tucson News Now KOLD 13 might cover it too as well as KVOA 4.

    http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/categor...-13-live-video

    http://www.kvoa.com/livestream/

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    Hard to hear the questions.


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    Per Cheif of Police Villaseñor.

    They previously lived in Catalina, AZ. Then to moved to E. March Place for several years before moving to current home.

    The older sister had a journal that details what happened for the past year and a half & LE is combing through it for more information.

    More charges will be coming. They hadn't seen the older sister for at least 2 years.

    There were alarms on the doors in case anyone approached the rooms/home. 24/7 video surveillance on the girls bedrooms!

    They have had a few calls to the house but not related to the girls.

    Stepdad reported being chased but cancelled the call, another call was a robbery was reported.

    They had no car. Mom claims this was just kids overstating what went on!

    The girls are telling the truth per LE who evaluated their condition. They were seperated to verify what happened. All were consistant in what they went through.

    The mom & stepdad had been together for at least 10 years and married a few years ago.

    They will be interviewing other family. Parents were not employed from what they can tell.

    There's a lot of evidence of what the girls have told the LE in their rooms, where they went to the restroom, how they were fed...Towels under the door, ductwork sealed off. Officers didn't hear the music until they got close to the room. The girls said the music never stopped.

    Next press conference at 4 pm.

    I missed a bunch but there should be updates soon.

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    Update...

    http://www.kpho.com/story/24078408/t...ed-for-2-years

    .......Police say the girls' stepfather, 34-year-old Fernando Richter, and mother, 32-year-old Sophia Richter were booked into Pima County Jail on three charges each of kidnapping, child abuse/emotional abuse, and child abuse/physical abuse. Fernando Richter was also charged with one count of sexual abuse with a person under 15 years of age, according to police.

    According to TPD Capt. Mike Gillooly, the girls were siblings, aged 12, 13, and 17.

    Gillooly said the children have been removed from the home......

    Neighbors said they were unaware that any children lived in the house.

    The investigation is in its initial stages.

    "I can assure you we're doing everything we can to make sure these kids are kept safe," Gillooly said.


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    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

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    We were posting at the same time, Dr. Know?! Thanks for the news from the press conference. I'm glad they found proof of what the girls are saying, and hope the children are placed in a good home.


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reader View Post
    We were posting at the same time, Dr. Know?! Thanks for the news from the press conference. I'm glad they found proof of what the girls are saying, and hope the children are placed in a good home.
    Me too Reader. I'm sure there's a lot more to come on what they have been through. If mom linked up with stepdad 10 years ago, oh my.

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    Sister: Tucson woman lied about girls' whereabouts


    Tucson, Ariz. — The aunt of three children allegedly imprisoned in filthy conditions in an Arizona home says the girls’ mother lied about the family’s whereabouts and wouldn’t allow her to speak with her nieces on the phone.

    Chame Bueno told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that the mother told her that the family was living in San Diego when they actually were living in Tucson.



    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2lsPTWj1q

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