Perris torture case: Turpins were ready to move 'within days,' source says

Louise Anna Turpin and David Allen Turpin

Louise Anna Turpin (L) David Allen Turpin (2ed R), accused of holding their 13 children captive, appear in court for arraignment with attorneys Jeff Moore and Alison Lowe (R) on January 18, 2018. But before those discussions can happen, officials want to talk to him about another matter: whether he knew about the past abuse.

Authorities have not released the names of the children. She said she was 17 years old, but she was so tiny that authorities thought she was only 10.

Earlier this week, Louise Turpin's half-brother, Billy Lambert, said that she had aspired to have a reality television show focusing on their large family.

A Riverside County judge today issued a protective order barring a Perris couple from having any further contact with their 13 children, most of whom they're accused of abusing, imprisoning and starving for years.

Now, Simon said, she and many of her neighbors are struggling to process what they have learned about what was happening inside the Turpins' single-story house on Muir Woods Road, where a Nativity star from two years ago still hangs in the window.

"I just think this girl was incredible because not only was she up against group think, remember these children were raised like this all their lives, I would imagine at least some of these children have Stockholm Syndrome where they actually believe their parents are loving them and providing for them".

One of the older boys had taken a variety of classes at Mt. San Jacinto College, a community college, but his mother took him to the campus and waited outside class for him, Hestrin said. The small group of family members took up nearly half a row of seats and they were all wearing matching outfits - blue shirts and tan trousers, he said.

However it is alleged the parents began using chains after one child managed to escape the ropes.

According to the California Department of Education website, David Turpin was listed as the principal of Sandcastle Day School, which operated out of their Perris home.

He said their living room was "littered with faeces" and that "dead dogs and cats" were inside the house.

Mr Muntajibuddin said that despite being bullied, the Turpin girl "was still one of the most pleasant people I have had the opportunity to meet". She closed the door back in my face, ' Vinyard recalled.

They have also prompted one question over and over: Why did it take so long for the siblings' treatment to be exposed?

The charges cover the time that the Turpins have lived in Riverside County - 2010 to the present. Turpin laughed about how her children were constantly asked for an ID during those trips because they look so young.

"I hope that when [the siblings] come out from where they're at now, our hope is that they all can lead some sort of normal or happy existence", she told Megyn Kelly.

"They tell it at their own pace".

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