RIVERSIDE, Calif. – – A couple of California, who corrected some of their 13 children into beds and concealed themselves, pleaded guilty Friday to torture and other abuse in a case called a "horrible house."
David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty at Friday at Riverside County Superior Court for 14 counts involving the abuse of young children and adults and imprisoned in their house that seemed to be kept tidy from outside in moderate degradation.
The sentence was arranged for April 19.
The couple were arrested in January 2018 when his 17-year-old daughter of the 911 name escaped from the family home in the city of Perris, to the southeast of Los Angeles.
The children, ranging from 2 to 29 at the time, were under severe pressure and had not tried for months and the house looked at human waste.
Researchers said that some of the children had fallen the growth and fall of the muscle and described that they were beaten, fed and placed in cages.
In a recording of the 911 call that was played in court last year, the girl who escaped two younger sisters said and a brother was attached to her beds and she could not take her longer.
"They wake up at night and they start crying and they wanted me to call someone," she said in a loud voice. "I wanted to call that, so so can all help my sisters."
The intervention by authorities identified a new start for the 13 Turpin children who were so isolated that some did not even understand the role of the police when they arrived at the house.
Two girls, 11 and 14, had been released quickly from their chains when the police showed up, but a 22 year old son was still hard.
The young man said that he and siblings had been assumed to steal food and being disrespectful, detected a detective. The man said he had been tied by ropes at the beginning and then, after learning to start free, had to stop with increasing chains more after six years.
Authorities said that the children were deprived of food and other things assumed, such as toys and games, and they are allowed to do a bit except writing in magazines.
Researcher testified that some were suffering from severe malnutrition and wasting muscles, including an 11-year-old girl who had baby size arms. The age of 17 had difficulty in naming some words and speaking as a much younger child.
The children are rarely allowed outside, even though they go out on New Year's Eve and travel as a family for Disneyland and Las Vegas, researchers said. The children spent most of their time closing in their rooms apart from restricted dishes or using the bathroom.
All the children were given their hospitals immediately after they were discovered. Then the Waterfront authorities were temporary custodians for the adults.