“No punishment in the world will make up for the damage done to these children.” “This sounds like something out of a horror movie.” The chilling details of 13 siblings who suffered alleged torture in their home and the news of their parents’ arrest have rattled Yahoo Newsroom and the world.
An investigation is underway after 13 siblings -- ages 2 to 29 -- were allegedly held captive in their Perris, Calif. home by parents David Allen and Louisa Anna Turpin. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, some were "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks," malnourished and abused. One of the siblings, a 17-year-old girl so frail that officials say she looked 10 years old, escaped to lead authorities to a home where they were discovered living in foul-smelling conditions. Among the many questions, some perhaps never to be answered: How could this go undetected for so long? One reader writes, “This is why we need nosey neighbors, people paying attention to their neighborhood.”
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