Offbeat Perjury charges filed against the father of 13 siblings found living captive in Perris

03:07  05 may  2018
03:07  05 may  2018 Source:   latimes.com

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The siblings called each other “sweetie.” They never argued. “We’re still in shock,” Betty Turpin said of allegations that her grandchildren were held captive , and in the wake of her son and daughter-in-law getting arrested on charges of suspicion of torture and child endangerment.

Criminal charges have been filed against David and Louise Turpin, accused of keeping their 13 children captive in their California home, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Thursday. News. No rules for California home schools, where 13 siblings found captive .

Defendant David Turpin confers with his defense attorney, David Macher, during a court appearance with his, wife Louise Turpin, at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Riverside, Calif. David Turpin was charged with an additional eight counts of perjury on Friday; the couple already face charges of torturing their 13 children. © Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS Defendant David Turpin confers with his defense attorney, David Macher, during a court appearance with his, wife Louise Turpin, at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Riverside, Calif. David Turpin was charged with an additional eight counts of perjury on Friday; the couple already face charges of torturing their 13 children.

LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors filed felony perjury charges Friday against the father of 13 children found living captive in Perris, Calif.

David Turpin and his wife, Louise Turpin, were arrested in January after their 17-year-old daughter escaped their Perris home and called police using a deactivated cellphone.

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A charge was also filed against father David Allen Turpin of one count of a lewd act on a child by force, fear or duress, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin Perris neighbors describe past odd behavior, interactions with family. Mom of 13 held in Perris home 'perplexed' by arrival of deputies.

Defendant Louise Turpin confers with a defense investigator during a court appearance with her husband, David Turpin, at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Riverside, Calif. David Turpin was charged with an additional eight counts of perjury on Friday; the couple already face charges of torturing their 13 children. © Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS Defendant Louise Turpin confers with a defense investigator during a court appearance with her husband, David Turpin, at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Riverside, Calif. David Turpin was charged with an additional eight counts of perjury on Friday; the couple already face charges of torturing their 13 children.

That month, Riverside County prosecutors filed dozens of charges against both parents related to the alleged abuse, captivity and torture of the children. In February, prosecutors filed three additional charges of child abuse against the couple, and Louise Turpin was charged with felony assault in relation to an incident involving one of her daughters.

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Teen’s Escape Leads to Discovery of 13 Malnourished Victims Held Captive in Perris Home, Including Kids Chained to Beds: Sheriff. Local News. 12 Counts of Torture, Other Charges Filed Against Perris Couple David and Louise Turpin.

Several charges filed against the Perris couple include torture, child abuse and false imprisonment. A charge was also filed against father David Allen Turpin of one count of a lewd act on a child. On Sunday, 13 victims ranging in age from 2 to 29 were found shackled to their beds amid

The perjury charges filed Friday relate to affidavits David Turpin signed related to the homeschooling of the children, said John Hall, a spokesman for the district attorney's office.

Prosecutors say the Turpins inflicted severe abuse and torture on the siblings, who range in age from 2 to 29. The parents allegedly punished their children by beating and choking them, tying them to beds for weeks or months at a time, depriving them of food and forcing them to stay up all night and sleep during the day.

The couple has pleaded not guilty to the initial charges. Pleas on the new charges will likely be entered when the couple appears in court later this month, attorneys said.

They are expected back in court on May 18.

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