Police rescues 13 siblings chained in California house, parents charged
California : The cops have rescued 13 siblings who were chained and held captive at a house in California by their parents. One of the 13 children managed to escape from the 'torture' house and informed the nearby cops about his 12 siblings.
When cops arrived to find the missing kids, they found them shackled and chained to beds and padlocks, "in dark and foul-smelling" conditions, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
The parents, David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, have been arrested by the cops who have charged them of torture and child endangerment.
The couple was not able to explain the condition of kids and also did not give a logical reason behind it. Their bail is set at $9 million each.
Sheriff deputies were "shocked" to discover that seven of the "children" in the home were actually adults, according to the news release.
According to public records, the couple own the home and have lived there since 2010. They previously lived in Texas for many years, and have twice declared bankruptcy.