The thirteen siblings who were rescued from a California house of horrors where they were abused by their parents were allowed to shower just twice a year and were fed one rationed meal a day, it has been revealed.
The children, who range in age from two to 29, were rescued on Sunday after their brave 17-year-old sister climbed through a window of the house in Perris, California, to call 911. They were found shackled to furniture and lying in urine and feces.
Several neighbors in both California and Texas, where the family lived until 2010, have come forward to say they found the Disney-obsessed couple ‘odd’. But child protection services in Perris said on Thursday they were never once alerted to the home nor did they receive complaints about the Turpins.
Their parents David and Louise Turpin were arrested inside the home once police arrived. Their first court appearance is scheduled for today.