Despite public outcry, sources revealed that the six minor Turpin children will be split up between two foster homes.
Sources also told CBS News that Riverside County will be awarded conservatorship over the seven adult Turpins before they’re moved to an assisted living facility.
Last week, an anonymous source close to the investigation told the network that the Turpin children asked social workers if they could stay together.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Riverside County police arrested David and Louise Turpin last week after their 17-year-old daughter reportedly escaped their Perris, California, home through a window and called for police using a deactivated cell phone.
Reports indicated that responding officers found three children tied to furniture in the filthy home.
Authorities have accused the parents of withholding food, limiting the children’s use of the bathroom, and allowing them to only shower once a year. Authorities reportedly said the Turpin children have suffered physical and cognitive impairments due to the years of neglect.
“All of the victims are severely malnourished. The 29-year-old female [victim] weighs 82 pounds. They were fed very little on a schedule,” District Attorney Mike Hestrin revealed last week, adding that the abuse “intensified” over time.
“They lack a basic knowledge of life. Many of the children didn’t know what a police officer was.”
David, 56, and Louise, 49, are facing various charges, including 12 counts of torture, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult, six counts of child abuse, and 12 counts of false imprisonment. David is also accused of committing a lewd act on a child under 14 by force or fear. They face 94 years to life in prison if convicted as charged.
The California couple has pleaded not guilty to all charges. They are each being jailed on $12 million bail.
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