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#UPDATES: Turpin family found abused in Perris, California

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    It states they had Children Ages 2-29. FROM the Pic, their Faces are Pixeled out, But looks what appears to be the oldest is standing in front of, just left of Father, It appears to Me, Female.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  2. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    I know :)
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  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Here are a few articles posted within the past few months.

    Trial date set for David and Louise Turpin, accused of shackling, torturing their children

    Nearly a year after a Perris couple were arrested and accused of torturing and starving their children, a Riverside County judge set a trial date Friday for Sept. 3, 2019.

    David and Louise Turpin, who have been charged with multiple counts of torture and false imprisonment, child abuse and cruelty to a dependent adult related to their 13 children, could face about 100 years in prison if convicted.

    The arrests and subsequent release of horrific abuse allegations from within the home, which included chaining the kids to beds and starving them, shocked neighbors, generated international media attention and even spawned an Oxygen TV documentary titled, "The Turpin 13: Family Secrets Exposed."

    In January, the Turpin parents were arrested after a 17-year-old escaped from the tract home to get help.

    MORE: Hundreds of journals found in home with 13 captive children

    read more at link ................ https://www.deser


    David and Louise Turpin were arrested in January for allegedly abusing their 13 children, who ranged in age from 2 to 29, after one of their daughters fled their home and alerted authorities.

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    The foreclosure came almost a year after the couple’s arrest following shocking allegations of abuse that made national headlines.

    read more ........... https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/a...turpin-louise-turpin-home-for-sale-california

    Turpin abuse case: Attorney plans to request that trial be moved out of Riverside County

    An attorney representing David Turpin — who with his wife, Louise, are accused of keeping their 13 children imprisoned for years in their home in a case that shocked the nation — is planning to ask a judge to move the couple’s 2019 trial out of Riverside County.

    read more .......... https://www.desertsun.com/story/new...uest-trial-moved-riverside-county/2372171002/

  4. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    Thanks @fran! My god, I wonder who would ever want to buy that place.
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  5. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    California torture house: Adult Turpin children aren't bitter after alleged abuse
    "They came from a situation that seemed normal to them. And now, they're in a new normal," said the attorney for the adult children.

    Jan. 16, 2019, 6:23 AM PST
    By Elisha Fieldstadt and Miguel Almaguer

    They were allegedly held captive, starved and abused by their parents, but sometimes they still miss them.

    Last year, the world watched in horror as prosecutors describedabuse the Turpin siblings had suffered at the hands of their parents, David and Louise. Twelve of the 13 children were allegedly beaten, shackled to their beds, malnourished, denied access to the bathroom and permitted to shower only once a year.

    "They do worry about their parents, and I think at times they do miss their parents," said Jack Osborn, who is representing the seven adult children. "They're not bitter. They really take every day as it is, as a gift."

    All but the youngest of the children — who range from 2 to 29 — were abused, prosecutors said. And one of the girls was the victim of a lewd act allegedly at the hands of her father.

    David Turpin, second right, and Louise Turpin, second left, appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, California on Jan. 18, 2018.Frederic J. Brown / Pool via Reuters

    One of the teen children escaped the Perris home in January 2018 and used a cellphone to call police, who first thought the adult children were minors because they were so emaciated.

    "They came from a situation that seemed normal to them. And now, they're in a new normal," Osborn said, adding that it would take a long time for them to process the change.

    "For really the first time they're able to make their own decisions," he said. "What they're going to eat ... where they're going to go, what they're going to study."

    "They're still becoming independent," Osborn said. "And they'll tell you that it's kind of a lifelong thing."

    David and Louise Turpin were charged with 12 counts of torture, seven counts of abuse on a dependent adult, 12 counts of false imprisonment and six counts of child abuse. David Turpin was also charged with committing a lewd act on a child by force. Their trial is set to begin Sept. 3.

    The six younger children are in the custody of the county, but do get to see their older brothers and sisters.

    "The older children are extremely protective of the younger ones," Osborn said. "So, when they do have time together, there's a lot of nurturing. There is a lot of reassuring."

    While the Turpins brought their kids to Las Vegas three times to renew their vows, 12 of the 13 children were rarely allowed to leave the house. The parents would buy toys, but not allow the kids to open the packages, prosecutors said. They would bake pies, but not allow the famished children to eat them.

    But after all they endured, the older children don't want to be seen as victims, Osborn said. "They want people to know that they are survivors."

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  6. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    "They want people to know that they are survivors."

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  7. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    I don't know if anything would have to be disclosed to any Potential Buyer. But if SOMEONE DID KNOW....BOUGHT IT BECAUSE THEY ARE "ONE SICK TWIST" TOO!!
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  8. Whatsnext

    Whatsnext Well-Known Member

    It's a new world for them. I hope that they have good support and learn to enjoy their freedom:).
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  9. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    If no one died there, I don't think they would have to disclose it. But, I think most everyone knows.
  10. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

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  11. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Just an Interesting side note. In some States, It has to be Disclosed if there has been "Reported Hauntings". But the only State I know FOR SURE, IS CALIFORNIA.
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    Mel70 Bronze Member

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    Mel70 Bronze Member

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  15. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Quite a detailed article at below link.

    EXCLUSIVE: Photos of dirty, emaciated children chained to beds and soiled underwear will be used against depraved parents who locked their 13 children inside their stinking House of Horrors in cruelty case against them

    • Photos of soiled underwear, children in chains and squalid conditions inside the House of Horrors will be used as part of the case against David and Louise Turpin
    • David, 57, and Louise, 50, were arrested in January 2018 after officials learned they had been keeping their 13 children locked up inside their California home
    • One of the teenage girls sneaked out of the house and called 911 using a cellphone stolen from her mother, and that call will also be used in the case
    • The depraved parents are facing more than 38 counts of torture, willful child cruelty and assault
    • They had been keeping their children, at the time aged two to 29, locked up, beaten and starved for decades, rarely letting them leave the house
    • Other items on the evidence list obtained by DailyMail.com include photos of the cramped bunkbeds where the younger Turpins were expected to sleep
    • There are also images of dirt on one of the children's forearms and others showing some of the youngsters with chained wrists
    Images of soiled underwear, photos of children in chains and pictures of the squalor inside the House of Horrors will make up part of the case against depraved parents David and Louise Turpin when they go to trial in September, DailyMail.com can disclose.

    The California couple are facing more than 38 counts of torture, willful child cruelty and assault after keeping their 13 children, at the time aged two to 29, locked up, beaten and starved for decades.

    David, 57, and Louise, 50, were arrested in January 2018 after one of their teenage daughters managed to escape from their Perris, California, property and alert police.

    The harrowing 911 call she made to cops, in which she told them the family home smelled so badly she could barely breathe, will also form part of the case against the Turpins, according to an evidence list obtained by DailyMail.com.

    Other items on the list include photos of the cramped bunk beds where the younger Turpins were expected to sleep, images of dirt on one of the children's forearms and others showing some of the youngsters with chained wrists.

    The evidence will be submitted to a court in Riverside, California, when the couple go on trial on September 3, although the evil pair will return to the dock before that – for a pre-trial hearing on February 22.

    Both Turpins are currently incarcerated at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, where they have been held since their arrest on January 15, 2018.

    A spokesman for the Riverside District Attorney's declined to comment, saying it is too close to the trial to conduct interviews.

    The couple were collared at their $351,000 ranch-style home in Perris, after cops were alerted to the squalid conditions by the Turpin's 17-year-old daughter.

    She and some of her siblings had been plotting their escape for weeks but in the end, only the 17-year-old was able to pluck up the courage to sneak out and call the cops using a cellphone stolen from her mother.

    None of the children were allowed out of the home during the day, so when the 911 operator asked if she was close to her house, the girl replied: 'Yeah, I think. I've never been out. I don't go out much.'

    Inside the house, which sits on a quiet suburban street, cops found 13 people aged between two and 29 chained to their beds inside a 'foul-smelling' room.

    Police said the victims were so emaciated that they all looked like children, although seven of them are over the age of 18.

    read more ........ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ained-used-against-House-Horrors-parents.html
  16. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Turpin Case: Perris Parents Accused of Torturing, Starving Their 12 Children Plead Guilty to Charges

    The Perris couple accused of torturing and starving most of their children — in a case that caught national attention after one of the victims escaped through a window last year — pleaded guilty to charges Friday.

    David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty to a total of 14 charges, including a count of torture, according to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. They are expected to serve an indeterminate sentence of 25 years to life in prison, meaning they will spend the rest of their lives in prison unless granted parole, DA Mike Hestrin told reporters following their court appearance.

    Twelve of the couple's 13 children, who range from 2 to 29 years old, were found severely abused and malnourished, with some shackled to beds and rarely allowed to leave their Riverside County home, according to authorities. They were rescued on Jan. 14, 2018.

    Only the youngest, a 2-year-old, did not appear starved and mistreated.

    With their parents' pleas, the children will be able to avoid further trauma by having to testify in a trial, Hestrin said. The case is particularly sensitive given the scale of media attention it has garnered, he added.

    The extent of the abuse was painfully apparent through the emaciated appearance of the children, some of whom were young adults who looked more like small children when they were first removed from their parents' custody, authorities have said.

    This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on July 10, 2016.

    "One of the children, at age 12, is the weight of an average 7-year-old," Hestrin told reporters days after the Turpins' arrest. "The 29-year-old female victim weighs 82 pounds."

    Despite the conditions faced by most of the Turpin children, the family dogs were kept clean and well-fed, according to prosecutors.

    The tortured children suffered cognitive impairment, nerve damage and other results of prolonged physical abuse and starvation that is requiring extensive psychiatric treatment and a gradual transition into normal eating patterns, according to prosecutors and medical professionals.

    In the 911 call that led to the siblings' rescue — obtained by CNN — the 17-year-old who escaped can be heard struggling to tell the operator her home address, saying "I've never been out. I don't go out much."

    "I can't breathe because of how dirty the house is," the teen says in the call. "We don't take baths. I don't know if we need to go to the doctor."

    The girl later told authorities of being smacked, hit over the head, choked and sexually abused by her father, in addition to the allegations of abuse inflicted upon her 11 siblings.

    In the weeks after their rescue, the children were said to be recovering with the assistance of medical professionals. The adult children were in rehabilitative care that included musical therapy, where some learned to play guitar, officials at their hospital told CNN.

    About a month before David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty to charges, a lawyer representing seven of their children said they are "not bitter" and trying to heal.

    "They really take every day as it is — as a gift," Jack Osborn, the attorney, said on NBC’s “Today” show. "They want people to know that they are survivors."


  17. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    So happy those children don’t have to go through the pain of a trial.

    Sentencing on April 19th
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