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Jan
16

Turpin family: Parents charged with torture after 13 'starving' children found chained to beds in filthy California home

Turpin family: Parents charged with torture after 13 'starving' children found chained to beds in filthy California homeA couple have been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children, some of whom had been chained to beds in their filthy and darkened home. “Further investigation revealed several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner,” the department said. “Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that seven of them were actually adults,” police said in a statement.