Revelations of children of the Turpin family, whom their parents brought to the brink of deathBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/revelations-of-children-of-the-turpin-family-whom-their-parents-brought-to-the-brink-of-death
It was only after many years that America learned about the bullying and violence in the Turpin family. 13 children of David and Louise Turpin (David and Louise Turpin) suffered for years from beatings and abuse of their own parents. The truth about what was going on in their house surfaced only in 2018. One of the girls dared to call 911 and tell them what terrible conditions they are in.
Recently, on the air of American television, Turpin's children openly told about how they lived with non-human parents. Viewers were shocked by the horrifying details that the guys shared. Find out what they had to go through in their home.
The Turpin couple were sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found them guilty of bullying, torture and unlawful imprisonment. They handcuffed their children to beds in smelly rooms. The police officers who arrived at their home in Perris, California, were horrified by how badly the parents treated the children.
Here are the most shocking revelations about how the guys suffered in childhood, which they recently told in an interview on American television.
Two sisters told that strange parents used the Bible to justify their cruelty and claimed that they even had the right to kill their wards.
13 siblings were removed from the family in January 2018, after one of them, 17-year-old Jordan Turpin, escaped and called 911. Her sister Jennifer confirmed that the Turpin couple beat them with belts and sticks as punishment.
Jennifer, 33, recalls how David and Louise used the example of words from the Bible to justify violence. In addition, their father and mother handcuffed them to the bed and dragged them by the hair if they did not obey.
Jordan, 21, says she barely had the courage to call the rescue service in January 2018. She thought her parents would kill her if they found out about it. What was happening in their house, the girl in the call called "hell".
When Jennifer turned 18, abusive parents forced 10 children to move into a van that was located near the house. They took only two younger guys with them and left. Once a week, the couple brought a meager supply of food, so the children suffered from hunger. As one of the older ones, Jennifer tried to stretch the food supply so that she could eat a little every day. Jordan confirms that they were constantly malnourished.
Louise and David were giving Jennifer instructions over the phone. They ordered unruly brothers and sisters to be locked up in dog kennels. The older sister was on the verge of suicide from constant stress.
In 2010, the family moved from Texas to California. Neighbors confirmed that the house was very dirty, and ropes were tied to the children's beds. In the new house, Louise took out a large loan and hid beautiful clothes and toys from the children. The parents themselves ate fast food and sweets, but they did not allow the children to touch the food. The children ate only once a day, receiving only bread with peanut butter, cold burritos or potatoes.
A state trustee was appointed to help parents with many children. Vanessa Espinoza was supposed to help the older children around the house, take care of their health, education and bring food. But the woman did not fulfill the duties assigned to her. One of the brothers, Joshua Turpin, said that when they approached her, the official advised them to "ask Google."
Later it turned out that Vanessa Espinosa additionally worked as a realtor. Child advocates are going to file a petition to revoke her license in California. The former official trustee did not come to the TV show and did not give any comments.
Mike Hestrin, who brought the Turpin couple to justice, believes that children have become victims not only of abusive parents, but also of the state system. He says that the guys were not provided with even the most necessary things, and did not have access to what they are entitled to by law.
Before the children were released, Jennifer was afraid to do something wrong, because their parents brutally beat them. The guys were beaten until they bled.
Jordan uploaded several videos on social networks. She wrote them down while hiding in the bathroom. The girl installed a camera in a Barbie doll to collect evidence of parental abuse.
After communicating with one of the users of the Network, the girl decided to run away. With trembling hands, she dialed 911 and told the representatives of the rescue service about the horror that was happening in their house.
Brothers and sisters talked about how their parents bound them with chains and locks. Children were tied to beds in smelly rooms. The police confirmed during the seizure that they were dirty and half-starved. Neighbors said they did not know that children lived in the house, and some saw them only at night.
Police found two children tied to a bed and found a chain chained to a cot. Later, investigators found out that the children were often beaten to blood, strangled, given food only once a day and washed only once a year. Some children were left tied to the bed for several months.
Children were not allowed to run and jump, they could only speak when they were allowed to. Moreover, parents tried to limit communication between brothers and sisters as much as possible. The eldest, a 29-year-old daughter, weighed only 37 kg. Parents ate fast food and pies, not allowing their children to touch them. The couple bought toys for the children, but forbade them to open the boxes.
57-year-old David and 50-year-old Louise were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment for child abuse. They were found guilty of 14 crimes, including ill-treatment of minors, torture and unlawful imprisonment.
All the Turpin children spent several weeks in the hospital after their release. Six minor siblings were distributed between two foster families.
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