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Nov 26, 2013 6:57 PM by Brian White

TPD: 3 girls, malnourished and filthy, imprisoned 2 years

TUCSON - Tucson Police just held a news conference providing further detail about the child imprisonment investigation that started Tuesday morning.

According to Captain Mike Gillooly:

Two girls-- 12 and 13 years old-- went to a neighbor for help at 4 a.m. Tuesday reporting that their step dad had threatened them with a knife. They reported that they had been held captive for two years.

Police responded to the home and found another teen, aged 17, in the home.

Officers discovered the children in filthy condition. Gillooly said they they hadn't bathed in 3 to 6 months. Gillooly said two of the minors were kept from the third for 2 years.

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