Parents Arrested For Keeping Daughters Locked In Bedrooms For Two Years
A Tucson couple is accused of keeping their children in rancid conditions and now allowing them to bathe for months.
Police responded to the house on Tuesday after the two youngest girls, ages 12 and 13, ran to a neighbor’s house and said their stepfather had kicked in their bedroom door and tried to attack them with a knife, Tucson police Captain Michael Gillooly told reporters.
“During the course of the investigation, it was alleged by the girls that they had been imprisoned in their bedrooms for at least the last several months and possibly up to two years,” the Tucson Police Department said in a statement…
The mother and stepfather, Sophia and Fernando Richter, were arrested and booked into Pima County jail on charges of emotional and physical abuse and three counts of kidnapping tied to holding the girls in their bedrooms, Widmer said. Fernando Richter, 34, was also charged with sex abuse.