Last week, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were allegedly enduring at the hands of their parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin.
Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home. The brothers and sisters range in age from 2 to 29, and they are all currently being treated for malnourishment. Both David and Louise were initially arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment.
Disturbing details have been slowly emerging over this past week about the Turpins, and this is what we know so far about the “California torture house” parents.
1. The parents pleaded not guilty.
On Thursday, the Turpins pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges, including torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment. David Turpin has also pleaded not guilty