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The disturbing details of the family in Perris, California

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The disturbing details of the family in Perris, California

Faith Fayman, Staff Writer

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On January 15th, 2018, 49-year old Louise Ana Turpin and 57-year old David Allen Turpin were discovered to have been keeping their thirteen children imprisoned in their own home. They have since been charged with torture and false imprisonment. The children were discovered after one of the daughters, age seventeen, jumped out of the window and called the police. She informed the police that the children were tortured and were trapped in their home by their parents. The 13 children are between the ages of two and 29 and were extremely malnourished, making the adults look younger than their actual age. According to Time magazine, the sheriff detailed that the children were “malnourished and very dirty.” The children were shackled to their own beds and forbidden to leave the house. They were permitted to wash themselves only once a year, and none of the children had ever seen a dentist in their life. The daughter detailed that if they washed their hands and the water went above their wrists, they would have to suffer severe punishment because the parents stated that they “were playing with water.”  Both parents have since been detained and charged with torture, neglect, and false imprisonment. Louise Turpin and David Allen have both pleaded not guilty to all charges and have been put on a 12 million dollar bail.

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http://time.com/5103920/perris-california-children-shackled-turpin/

https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-perris-couple-children-endangered-20180118-story,amp.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-torture-house-13-siblings-allowed-eat-once-day-shower-n838671

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