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13 siblings found chained up to bed in a California home by their own parents

Written by Wamiq Ali

A strange thing happened in California which is making the entire world feel the outrage. 13 siblings were found locked up in a home. The inhumane act was carried out by none other than their parents. The children were all hungry and malnourished. The victims ranged from 2 to 21 years of age.

A girl among the 13 siblings escaped the building:

The Police came to know about the 13 siblings kept locked inside, chained to the bed when a girl escaped the house. Police raided the house and found 12 children malnourished and unwashed. All of them were hungry. The police was surprised to find out that there were 7 adults among these 13 siblings. The adults gave the appearance of the kids because they were all malnourished. The body of these adult individuals had not developed enough because of the lack of food.

The 17-year-old girl escaped the house and acquired a mobile phone. She then informed the police about the torture carried out on her siblings. The Riverside County Sheriff’s office soon found the home and rescued all the children along with the adults.

Parents charged with 10 counts of Child Endangerment:

The parents of these 13 kids cannot be a human. They are being held guilty in the custody of the police. Turpin, 57-year-old, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49-year-old, both have been charged with 10 counts of child endangerment and 9 counts of torture. The court has held them at US $9 million bail. They committed a horrendous act and the internet feels angry after learning about the news.

A shocking scene for the police after they entered the home:

Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that seven of them were actually adults, Further investigation revealed 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 children were restrained in that manner.” – Vice.com reported

The entire detail is eerie and no human would like to commit such a thing with a stranger. The victims were in fact their own children.

The rescued children were starving and malnourished:

The children were taken into the custody. The police were shocked to learn about the age of each child. They couldn’t believe on their ages because each one of them had a malnourished body which made them look like a child. 

When the Child Protective Services entered their home the children told them that they were really hungry. The services provided them with the food because they claimed to be starving.

The reason behind this insane act:

Why would anyone do this to their own children? The reason is not clear. Little is know about the parents and their motives behind keeping the children locked up and starved. Turpins had also filed for a bankruptcy in 2011. The family was in debt. Relations of the Turpins in the Wes Virginia claimed that they had never seen Turpins in ages.

Everyone described the Turpins as a good Christian Family. Reports say that the family even forced the kids to learn and memorize bible.

The Father and Mother who did this to their children:

The pictures of the father and mother have been obtained which are embedded. These are the mugshots which are obtained from the Police record.

The mother can be seen in the picture above while the father can be spotted in the below picture.

About the author

Wamiq Ali

Programmer, Blogger and an Entrepreneur trying to make this web a better place by making others learn for free.

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