The Turpin children live an endless nightmare. Five of the horror house’s thirteen victims were placed in foster care after successfully escaping in 2018. So they were ready to start a new life and forget the past, but not everything worked out. did not go as planned. As reported by the Daily Mail on Monday April 4, they were placed with Marcelino Olguin, 63, Rosa, his 58-year-old wife and Lennys, their 37-year-old daughter. The foster father, who was supposed to take care of them, is accused of assault. Facts that would have taken place at least 50 times. “He told them they were sexy, told them not to wear undershirts, told them they had good skin, kissed them by force,” agent Salisbury explained in the columns. of the tabloid. Rosa and Lennys are also accused of complicity and forcing the Turpin children to take part in a “confession circle and admitting past abuse suffered by their siblings and what their biological parents forced them to do”. , is it then indicated. Another brother was allegedly abused before being separated from his siblings and one of the youngest, aged just five, was “given a sleeping pill and forced to stand against a wall while the defendants held him down. sprinkled with water,” he concluded in his report.

It was in January 2018 that the story of the Turpin children was unveiled to the general public. They are 13 brothers and sisters who have been kept in captivity throughout their lives by their parents, David and Louise Turpin. For nearly three decades, the two Americans from Princeton, West Virginia, kidnapped, starved and tortured their thirteen children in total silence and impunity. On January 14, 2018, 17-year-old Jordan Turpin decides to flee the family home, which allows her to open the doors of the house of horror. Seven children were placed in foster homes. The six adults received a court-appointed public guardian to help them transition into working life and manage their housing, education, health and safety. Last November, Jennifer and Jordan, aged 33 and 21, spoke on ABC to tell their story. If they were able to regain their freedom, both had assured that their life was not as good as they had imagined. “The public deserves to know what their government does and does not do, and how we failed these victims,” ​​Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said, saying the state did not help them.

David and Louise Turpin: have they been convicted?

This story went around the world and shocked more than one. In February 2019, David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty to 14 counts, including torture and forcible confinement. “I want to say I’m sorry, for everything I’ve done. I love my children…I pray for my children every day. I’m so sorry for all the wrong I’ve done. I loves them more than you can imagine”, said the mother of the family during her trial. The couple were sentenced to life imprisonment with a 25-year security sentence. For their part, the children hoped to have a normal life, in vain.

The Turpin children © Facebook

Lara T.
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