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Couple Caught Imprisoning And Torturing 13 Kids

https://youtu.be/uKaPtr6B28M

Inside the mind of the Turpins, whose 13 children were found shackled and starving

https://youtu.be/Qr_dzKXHQeg

California Couple Arrested For Shackling Their 13 Children To Furniture

https://youtu.be/_TnYoss0eiM

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This news story is very disturbing. The oldest child (29 years old) was so malnourished the female doctor who examined her said she looked like an underdeveloped 15 year old. 

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There are so many questions about the parents and their mistreatment of their children. It is too early to tell, but some people are saying that maybe the man and woman started a religious cult and their children were the only members and they were not allowed to leave home. 

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17 minutes ago, Hameedeh said:

that maybe the man and woman started a religious cult and their children were the only members and they were not allowed to leave home. 

Even if they started a cult, then why on earth would they torture them, lock them up in a closet, malnourish them etc.

What is more weird is that they use to make their children memorize passages from the Bible. These people are very creepy and dangerous, who feel that their acts are a service to God.

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50 minutes ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Even if they started a cult, then why on earth would they torture them, lock them up in a closet, malnourish them etc.

What is more weird is that they use to make their children memorize passages from the Bible. These people are very creepy and dangerous, who feel that their acts are a service to God.

^ Fundamental Protestant "Christianity" in a nutshell. Although they are a minority, such people are a reason why most today in the US are atheist  and don't follow Christianity or other religions. Religion can be misrepresented and distorted by twisted individuals like this freakish couple. 

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Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty.

David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment.

Punished and beaten frequently, the couple's children hatched an escape plan.

This is what police have learned so far about their lives.

This video has a notice that says Contains upsetting scenes

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-42741868/shackled-siblings-what-we-know-about-their-lives

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Very disturbing story....

"One of the behaviours that could incur punishment — which could include beatings and strangulation in addition to being chained up — was when the children washed their hands above the wrists, which would lead the parents to accuse them “playing in the water,” Mr Hestrin said.

Hygiene for the children was poor, Mr Hestrin said, with the parents allowing them to shower no more than once a year." [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/turpin-family-children-parents-what-happened-do-conditions-house-torture-abuse-imprisonment-a8166991.html]

It appears they even treated their dogs better then their own children:

"When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny. They also found two female dogs. Well-fed, in good shape, seemingly well-trained." [http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/19/us/turpin-family-dogs/index.html]

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Children were homeschooled but not taught even basic things. :( 

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"Many of the children lack a basic knowledge of life. Many of the children did not know what a police officer was. The 17 year old when asked if there was any medication or pills in the home didn't know what medication or pills were." 

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Apparently the parents want to see and talk to their children, who have been at the hospital and under medical care after being freed from captivity. The county district attorney does not want them to contact the children before the trial. 

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Authorities have accused David Turpin 56, and Louise Turpin, 49 -- whose children are between 2 and 29 years old -- of beating, choking and tying most of the siblings up as punishment. Prosecutors have not alleged the 2-year-old was tortured. The parents allegedly deprived the children of water and fed them small portions of food on a strict schedule.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/us/turpins-child-torture-allegations/index.html

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