California child torture victim's 911 call and interview detail alleged sex abuse, horrifying confinement and filthy conditions

Teenager’s 911 call and interview detailed alleged sex abuse, horrifying confinement and filthy conditions David and Louise Turpin were arrested in January after their 17-year-old daughter was able to escape through a window and call 911 “OK, I live in a family of 15 people and my parents are abusive. They abuse us, and my two little sisters right now are chained up,” the girl told the dispatcher While on the phone, the teenager said she only was able to shower once a year, she sometimes couldn’t breath because of the filth and couldn’t read the address from an envelope When police arrived, they found the 22-year-old son chained to the bed, with shackling allegedly being the parents’ main form of punishment And the officers thought all were minors due to their frail size, but later learned seven of the 13 were adults The daughter’s later testimony during the preliminary hearing alleged Louise regularly abused them, once choking her for watching a Justin Bieber video She also told detectives that David allegedly made her take her pants off and placed her on his lap when she was 12 The parents are charged with dozens of crimes, including torture, false imprisonment, child abuse and more

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