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Report: California Couple Shackled and Starved 13 Children


Report: California Couple Shackled and Starved 13 Children

Report: California Couple Shackled and Starved 13 Children

What kind of parents shackle and starve their own children?! And how in the world does no one see any signs of child abuse? What’s wrong with these parents?! If not for this older 17-year-old daughter escaping to call 911, this insanity would still be going on!

These are the lovely parents:

The so-called parents, David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, now face torture and child endangerment charges. It turns out when officers from the Perris Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department searched the home, they found “several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their 13 children were restrained in that manner.”


The police said the 13 brothers and sisters were all desperately malnourished and pleaded with officers for food and water after they were freed. Nice parents, huh?

What was more sickening is the victims were so emaciated they all looked like children, when actually the “children” ranged from two to 29 years of age. Can you imagine being almost 29 years old and chained up your whole life? INSANE! What kind of parents do this to their own kids?

Seven of the siblings are over the age of 18 and six of them are children.

The family was found by police from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday morning. Who knows how long they had been chained, padlocked and shackled by their parents before they were discovered.

Again, had it not been for the sister who broke out of the home, grabbed a cell phone and called 911, who knows how long this behavior by their parents would have continued.

The 17-year-old girl who notified police looked like a 10-year-old because she was so malnourished. Can you imagine? Almost like something you’d see coming out of a third world country, but this was California.

The police arrested the parents, David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, and charged them with torture and child endangerment. These two should never be called parents! Maybe animals, but not parents!

Despite David Turpin being an engineer and earning over $140,000 a year, the couple filed bankruptcy back in 2011. But something tells me this has been going on longer than 2011, so I wouldn’t blame their problems or mental sickness on bankruptcy.

Allegedly the parents were somewhere between $100,000 and $500,000 in debt when they filed for bankruptcy in August 2011, the New York Times reported.

How does someone earning $140,000 as an engineer at a company like Northrop Grumman suddenly go bankrupt? What the heck did these parents spend all their money on? Obviously not on food, at least, not for their 13 children.

Again, how does no one know that this is going on? Were these kids not allowed outside in public? Or were they THAT controlled by their so-called parents.

Evidently the so-called “mom” was a stay-at-home mom who also homeschooled her own children. Their house was called the “Sandcastle Day School”. According to papers filed the parents had enrolled 6 children in 2016-17 school year – one each in the fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, 10th and 12th grades.

The grandparents, parents of David Turpin, told ABC News they were ‘surprised and shocked’ at the allegations. Of course, even they had not visited the family for four or five years.

Ok, what’s up with that? Who goes that long without seeing their grandchildren? That should have been an indicator right there, that something was up.

The grandparents said the family was very religious and the reason they had so many children was they believed ‘God called on them’ to do so. Evidently the grandparents were aware of the ‘very strict homeschooling’ which involved the lve the children memorizing long Bible passages.

How sad no one even noticed anything or said anything. In fact one neighbor said ”

I didn’t know there were kids in the house. I had no idea this was going on.”

The parents were booked and are being held on a $9 million bond.

Sadly these parents probably thought there was nothing wrong with what they were doing. This was their family and they had the right to raise these kids they way they thought was best.

HOW SICK! SAD and PATHETIC….that these two animals think they are parents and good ones at that!

I know hogs that treat their young better than that! These ‘kids’ will be scarred for life!

Let us know what you think in the comments about these parents! Do you think they will ‘get off’ with a mentally ill plea or do they deserve jail time?

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