Just days after it was revealed the Turpin children were abused and tormented for years on end, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively one of the boys showed disturbing behavior around his school peers in what could have been a cry for help.
A former classmate, who goes by the alias name, Seraphim Faith — and who took a music course with one of the Turpin boys at Mt. San Jacinto Community College two years ago — says he regularly "talked to himself" in class.
"He was mentally disturbed," Faith revealed in a bombshell exclusive interview with Radar. "During class he would get up and just go stand in the hall. His hair looked liked he climbed out of bed and he did not smell that great."
Faith told Radar he attended the 8:30 PM acapella class with her only twice before dropping out.
"His mom would walk him to class and get him," Faith added. "What’s crazy is we talked both nights. And I met and talked to his mom."
On the first night, Faith told Radar the boy confided in her and told her he didn't have any friends.
"I saw he was not going to have friends, so I talked to him," Faith, who admitted she too did "not have many friends," said. "I do not like to see people lonely."
On the second night after class, she went out to the parking lot where she saw his mom waiting for him.
"He asked her: 'Mom, I met this girl and she doesn’t have any friends either. Can we be friends? Is that okay?'" Faith explained.
"She looked at me and looked down and said, 'what’s your name?' I told her my name and she told him 'sure, sure, whatever.' They got in a large van and left. Never showed up again."
David and Louise Turpin were arrested on January 15 for abusing their own children. Police discovered 13 children being held captive in their Perris, California home. The kids — who ranged from age two to 29 — were found in a state of extreme malnourishment and immediately transported to the hospital for treatment.
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