As the investigation into the California House of Horrors case continues, additional details emerge regarding the children who were kept shackled to the beds. The authorities declared that the children were denied basic human necessities, but were allowed to keep journals.
California House of Horrors Still Being Searched
According to the Riverside County police, the California House of Horrors, where 13 malnourished children were found chained to their beds and living in their own feces, could be searched with cadaver-sniffing dogs.
The couple might have had more children whom they might have buried to conceal evidence. Meanwhile, as the investigation continues, the authorities reveals even more horrific details about Turpin’s homeschool.
Besides from chaining them to their beds and refusing basic human needs, the couple tortured and strangled some of the children and sexually assaulted one of them. David, the school’s director, declared that it was God’s will for his family to have so many members, but refused to offer any details regarding why he and his wife tortured them.
The children were not allowed to play, they were strictly forbidden to leave the house, and most of their clothes were found inside a linen closet, still sealed inside their original plastic bags.
Moreover, the only thing they were allowed to do was to keep journals, probably the only thing that spared them from madness, according to a court-appointed psychiatrist.
Hundreds of journal pages have been recovered so far from the California House of Horrors, and they will probably be used to mount a strong case against the couple. Interpreting them proves to be a challenge, as the authorities declared that most of the children lacked basic reading and writing skills, with one of them not knowing what a police officer is.
Louise Ann and David Turpin had been with 38 counts of unlawful imprisonment, torture, and child abuse. If found guilty, they will spend 94 years in prison. Both of them are being detained on a $24 million bond.
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