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Suspect in California hostage, torture case has ties to West Virginia

Siblings found chained to their beds in California home News Image Facebook
Kenny Thornton | 20 January, 2018, 05:29

WATCH: David and Louise Turpin were arrested after locking up their 13 children inside their home in Perris, California.

"The 17-year-old who escaped had been working on a plan to escape with her siblings for more than two years", Hestrin said.

Prosecutors said the victims were "beaten, starved, and chained".

According to the New York Times, a 17-year-old managed to escape the house of horrors and call 911, alerting the authorities to the unimaginable conditions she and her 12 siblings were forced to endure.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a release they interviewed the juvenile alongside the Perris Police Department. They also would make pumpkin pies and not let the hungry children eat them, the prosecutor said.

Over the years, the children ate "very little on a schedule", authorities said, while their parents would buy food for themselves and put the items out to tempt them.

They also said the children appeared to be malnourished and looked younger than their ages.

The couple are now facing nine felony counts of torture and ten felony counts of child endangerment each.

Police find 12 people held captive in California home after teen escapes

The malnourished children are now being treated in a hospital.

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David, 57, and Louise, 49, allowed their children to shower once a year and fed them rationed meals each day, District Attorney Mike Hestrin confirmed during a press conference on Thursday.

A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.

David Turpin's mother, Betty Turpin, told Reuters on Wednesday that the family has retained an attorney and that they have been advised not to speak about the case. "There are two vents in the closet, and they are covered up now", she said.

He said it was not clear how long the family had been held in such conditions but that it appeared to have been for a "prolonged period".

The Turpins had lived in the home for several years; David, at one point, worked as an engineer at Northrop Grumman, according to bankruptcy documents filed by the couple. "I didn't know there were kids in the house".

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