Taste Of Freedom! 13 Turpin Siblings Rescued From Captivity In "The House Of Horrors” Start Their New Life

Date March 20, 2018 17:07

David and Louise Turpin were accused of abusing their 13 children at their home in California. It is reported that “the parents” systematically imprisoned, starved, and tortured the children.


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Horrible crime

The couple might face up to 94 years of life imprisonment if convicted of all of the charges. The bail was set at $13 million; it is $1 million for every child. The Turpins, however, pleaded not guilty to all charges in court.


It is said that “the parents” allegedly held their children captive for years in unbearable conditions. For example, it was allowed to eat only once a day and have a shower only once a year. The kids wore the same clothes. It is believed that David Turpin has committed a lewd act on one of his children.


"The House of Horror"

It was one of the siblings, 17-year-old girl, who managed to escape the residence and called 911 for help. 2 weeks earlier, she somehow had got access to the internet and had posted videos of her singing her original songs titled Where Is The Key, It's Over. Can you imagine the bravery and courage of the teenager?

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When the police arrived, they saw 13 severely malnourished children, 3 of them were shackled in chains. Fortunately, “the House of Horror” is now in the past for the siblings. Seven of them are adults, and six are minors. They range from 2 to 29 years old.

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Turpin’s brother, Billy Lambert, told that the Turpins wanted to make TV reality show out of their family. Louise was so obsessed with “Kate Plus Eight” that she even told the brother about her desire. She was sure the family would look perfect for TV.

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Taste of freedom

Recently, the children were released from Corona Regional Medical Center, and now, the siblings live in three separate houses. It is the first taste of freedom for them. The CRMC CEO Mark Uffer commented on their new life:

We're hopeful they can now learn a lot of life skills, from shopping for groceries to cooking. For all the things that have allegedly been done to them, they still have the capacity to love and trust people who have been good to them. Their spirit has not been crushed.


The children talk regularly via Skype with their older siblings. Despite the split up, they seem really happy to be finally free. And we are happy that they can finally live their own lives. We pray for their full recovery!

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