An open window in January 2018 proved to be the way to freedom for one of the 13 Turpin children. Allegedly, their callously cruel parents had locked them away in their California home and abused them for years. But once the alerted cops came to free the dozen other kids – and cage their “carers” – the victims found that they now had control over their lives for the first time.
According to the Californian authorities, before that January day, the Turpin children had led nightmarish lives in Perris, CA. “What started out as neglect became severe, pervasive, prolonged child abuse,” claimed Mike Hestrin, Riverside County District Attorney, at a press conference later that month.