The monster parents who tortured 12 of their 13 kids inside their California house of horrors will be sentenced this Friday, April 19, after pleading guilty to their crimes.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, David Turpin and Louise Turpin were arrested on January 14, 2018 after one of their daughters escaped the family home and alerted authorities, saying that her parents had been torturing her and her 12 siblings for years.
When officials entered the worn-down Perris house, they found children “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings,” according to police.
When asked about the abuse they’d endured at the hands of their parents, the kids said they were forced to defecate on themselves and sit in their filth for months. They were fed once a day and allowed to shower once a year. They were not able to use the internet, play with other kids or go to school, and one of the girls alleged that her father touched her sexually and often made her sit on his lap while naked.
The extreme torture the kids endured stunted their growth and learning capabilities. By the time police rescued them, they had little knowledge of basic human routines, social issues, or technology. They didn’t even know how to brush their teeth.
David and Louise made the kids wear matching, ultra-conservative old-school outfits. And bizarrely, though they rarely left their grimy house, they took many family trips to Disneyland — where they also wore matching outfits.
When questioned by authorities, the parents were unable to provide a logical reason why they treated their children in such a horrific manner.
Days after their arrest, it was revealed David and Louise were almost caught eight years ago, when one of their kids escaped from their Texas home and tried to call for help. They left the home and completely disappeared the next day.
Appearances Are Deceiving
Speaking exclusively to Radar in 2018, a neighbor of the Turpins said they seemed like perfectly normal, nice parents, and the children seemed well-behaved and happy — but Louise and David’s estranged family members said otherwise.
Elizabeth, Louise’s other sister, wrote a shocking tell-all titled Secrets of Sisters: The Story of Sisters Leading Up To The Turpin Case Arrest, where she alleged all three of them grew up being repeatedly raped by their grandfather, who they called “Papaw.” After years of being abused, Louise fled her family home at 16 and married David, but her life took a drastic turn, as she began to drink heavily, gamble, and have random sex with strangers.
Years Of Torture
The monster parents pled guilty this February after being hit with 75 felony charges including torture, imprisonment and cruelty toward their children. Louise was also charged with a felony assault.