Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

District Attorney Details Alleged Horrific Child Abuse

District Attorney Details Alleged Horrific Child Abuse

They have pleaded not guilty on all counts. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world. She had been trying to escape for two years, Hestrin said. Their disgusting rap sheet of charges includes: 12 counts of torture, 12 counts of false imprisonment, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult, and six counts of child abuse or neglect.

The siblings - ages 2 to 29 - have since been hospitalized for treatment. "They're going to experience a culture shock even apart from the trauma they have undergone", said Costales, who has treated kidnapping victims. District Attorney Mike Hestrin said he believes they will be very significant to the coming court case and will provide "strong evidence of what occurred in that home". The couple's eldest child, who is 29 years old, weighed only 82 pounds.

Attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez who spoke to the publication also noted: "They develop a kind of cultish doomsday type of religion where the father becomes this mythical leader and the mother and children's duty is to serve the father". "Being molested, watching my mom being beaten and raped and being abused myself as a child combined to cause the fear of people, especially men".

"I would find it incredibly offensive if someone from the government came to inspect how I educate my children", she said. The teen who managed to get out did so with her younger sister, who panicked and went back to the house. He said another child, a 12-year-old, is the weight of an average 7-year-old.

Investigators are also considering DNA tests to confirm all 13 of the kids are related and were born to David and Louise.

It is also claimed they fed the children once a day, and allowed them to have a bath twice a year. "They're in good hands". I'm not just saying this stuff. "They were "sweetie" this and "sweetie" that to each other".

Ms Flores said that the family had always been private: "When that happens for 20 years, and it was before the kids even were there, you don't think it's abnormal".

"She used to say how the would be ideal for TV and would often mention they would be bigger than reality show Kate Plus 8". She said her son shared her Pentecostal Christian faith but he wasn't affiliated with a church in California. I don't like the idea of big brother telling us what to do and getting in involved in our lives and yet parents don't have free reign to do whatever they want with their kids. The hospital said the children have already seen a tremendous outpouring of support. They weren't skinny or nothing. "And I want them to know that they do have family. whether they know us or not, that love them".

He said they were dealing with social workers in attempting to connect with their grandkids, who are hospitalized as they recover from their years-long ordeal.

Hestrin described the horror that went on inside the Perris home.

When sheriff's deputies arrived Sunday at the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on a dead-end street in Perris, they were appalled.

Research into the journals likely will have to wait until the Turpins' criminal case is resolved, and only if the writings are released to academics, Pennebaker said.

Mr Turpin's parents told ABC News that the homeschooling was "very strict" and that they were expected to memorise long Bible passages.

"Our goal is not to make it harder for those parents to home-school, our goal is to make it harder for parents like the Turpins to home-school", she said.

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