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Posted: 10:55 AM- Three pregnant teenagers at a group home in American Fork are accused of beating their caretaker with a frying pan, tying her up and driving off in her van.

Police are still looking for the three girls, who are from Illinois, Texas and California. The stolen vehicle is described as a 2005 Dodge Caravan, Utah license plate 128VTX. Police are not disclosing the girls' names.

The attack occurred Tuesday morning at a state-licensed home near 1000 North and 400 East that provides services to pregnant teenagers, said American Fork Police Sgt. Shauna Greening.

"We haven't had any problems with that home before," Greening said.

A caretaker at the home, Greening said, told police the teens hit her over the head with a frying pan then used electrical cords and duct tape to tie her up. They also put a sock in her mouth and wrapped her mouth in duct tape, Greening said.

The teenagers then stole the caretaker's purse, credit cards, cell phone, video camera and van, Greening said. The caretaker was able to free herself. She went upstairs and found another girl, a 17-year-old, who also was tied, Greening said.

The caretaker freed that teen and called police.

Greening said the girls could be arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, car theft and criminal mischief. The teens might have fled to one of their home states, Greening said. It was unknown what stages of pregnancy the teens were in, Greening said.

One of the girls is 15 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 103 pounds, with brown hair, blue-green eyes and a pierced belly button. Another 15-year-old is described as 5 feet 5, 152 pounds, with brown hair and eyes, a piercing in each ear, a scar between her eyes and a mole on her left leg and back. The third girl is 16, about 5 feet 7, 153 pounds, with brown hair, green eyes, a piercing in each ear and a scar on her forehead.

Anyone with information about the girls can call American Fork police at 801-763-3020." Target="_BLANK">