Three Girls Allegedly Kept as Prisoners in Home of Mother, Stepfather in Tucson, Arizona

Two escaped today, notifying authorities


Police on Wednesday described a dungeon-like existence for three sisters living a north Tucson home until two of them escaped.

Chief Roberto VillaseƱor said the children, ages 12, 13 and 17, were held prisoner for up to two years by their mother and stepfather.

Their personal hell came to an end Tuesday morning when the 12- and 13-year-old girls jumped out of a bedroom window and fled to a neighbor's home after the father allegedly burst into the room brandishing a knife, police said.