Parents held in torture probe as 13 kids found in chains and starving
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The children, ages two to 29, “appeared to be malnourished and very dirty,” according to officers who arrested the parents.
David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, each were held on £6.5million bail and could face charges including torture and child endangerment.
Neighbours said they were stunned by the arrests.
Andrew Santillan, who lives nearby, heard about the case from a friend.
He told reporters: “I had no idea this was going on. I didn’t know there were kids in the house.”
Another neighbour, Andria Valdez, said she had seen the children before, joking that they were like the vampire family in the Twilight books and films because they were “really, really pale” and “only came out at night”. SKINT: But family loved visits to Disneyland
Other neighbours described the family as intensely private.
A few years ago, Robert Perkins said he and his mother saw a few family members constructing a Nativity scene in the Turpins’ front yard. Mr Perkins said he complimented them on it.
“They didn’t say a word,” he said.
The family was described as being very religious and say that the “very strict home schooling” would involve the children having to memorise long Bible passages.
The Turpins filed for bankruptcy in 2011, stating in court the documents they owed between £72,500 and £362,000, it has been reported.
At that time, Mr Turpin worked as an engineer and earned £100,000 a year.
Their bankruptcy lawyer, Ivan Trahan, told newsmen he never met the children but the couple “spoke about them highly”.
“We remember them as a very nice couple,” Mr Trahan said, adding that Louise Turpin told him the family loved Disneyland and visited often.