Louise Turpin, the evil mom accused of torturing her 13 kids, was a child victim of sex abuse herself, RadarOnline.com can report.
In a shocking tell-all titled Secrets of Sisters: The Story of Sisters Leading Up To The Turpin Case Arrest, Louise’s younger sister, Elizabeth Flores, claimed that she and her sisters grew up being repeatedly raped by their grandfather, whom they called “Papaw.”
Flores – who admittedly was “rocked to her core” when Louise and David were arrested on multiple felony accounts of abusing their children – claimed her earliest memory of abuse occurred when she was 4 years old. She remembered Louise giving up herself to her Papaw so Flores wouldn’t have to.
“I would come to know his silky, persuasive voice as a sign of what was to come, later in my years,” Flores claimed. “But my sister knew what this darkhaired man standing tall with authority beside us wanted.”
“Turning to me, she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, ‘I’ll go,’” Flores alleged of Louise. “She was my protector; my shield.”
Years later, Flores claimed she experienced what Louise had years before her. The two girls also had a younger sister, Teresa.
“There was one chair. He sat down on the chair and put me on his lap,” Flores shockingly claimed. “Poor little Teresa was forced to watch. She was about 4 years old because by this time I was about 9. I can remember her crying in the dark room while Papaw did stuff to me because she had no choice but to watch. She knew what was coming next.”
Louise fled her childhood home to marry David when she was 16 years old. Flores said her older sister then dramatically changed. She developed an addiction for gambling, drinking and freaky sex with strangers, Radar previously reported.
Flores also shared with readers the alleged horrific threats their Papaw told the three minors.
“You better keep this quiet. If you tell your Daddy, you know how mad he’ll get, and he might hurt me,” Flores accused Papaw of telling her and Louise. “You know if he does that, he will go to jail.”
Flores further alleged: “You know if you tell anyone, someone will come and take you away from Mommy and you will never see her again.”
Flores claimed that their grandmother "Mamaw" divorced their Papaw after she walked in on him molesting Louise.
What's more is Flores claimed that Louise’s own mother was aware of the sexual abuse.
“I knew Mommy was letting it happen because we were told that we had to go,” Flores wrote.
Last month, Louise, 50, and David Turpin, 56, received additional charges against them for the mistreatment of their kids. They face 8 charges of perjury in addition to felony counts of torture, false imprisonment and abuse.
As Radar readers know, the parents left their 13 children shackled and malnourished inside their Perris, Calif. house of horrors.
Neighbors told Radar at the time of the parents’ arrest that the children appeared ‘very pale’ and ‘terrified.’
Flores concluded that it was Louise’s own childhood abuse that led her to treat her children similarly.
“Most of the time parents who abuse children have been victims of abuse themselves,” she wrote. “Driven by years of hatred and unforgiveness, these parents continue the cycle. That’s what I think happened to my sister, Louise, years of hatred and unforgiveness.”
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