California Couple Arrested For Holding Their 13 Children Captive
A California couple have been arrested by Riverside County police when multiple children were found shackled to beds with chains and padlock in their home.
The couple David Allen Turpin (57) and Louise Anna Turpin (49) were charged with torture and child endangerment and taken to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.
The children who ranged from ages 2 to 29 all “appeared malnourished and very dirty,” as they were shackled to their beds “in dark and foul-smelling surroundings”.
One of the children, a 17-year old had managed to escape and called 911 from a cell phone she found in the house. Authorities came and found the 12 others in very terrible state.
According to the police, they were shocked to discover that 7 of the children were actually adults, ranging in age from 18 to 29.
Bail for the couple was set at $9 million for each, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
The children have also been taken away and are been treated.