The California home where David and Louise Turpin are accused of neglecting and abusing their 13 children could be yours if the price is right.
According to Fox News, the residence in Perris was placed on the auction market last week with an initial bid of $177,255. Reports indicate the property was foreclosed on last month.
As of Sunday, bids had already exceeded $200,000 with three more days left in the auction.
Though the listing did not mention the disturbing crimes that allegedly took place inside the home, the real estate auction company confirmed in a statement to the Press Enterprise that it plans to disclose the details.
“That information has been brought to our attention,” said Hudson and Marshall spokesperson Matthew Montoya.
The estimated value of the home, which covers 2,386 square feet, was listed at $353,138.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the couple was arrested in January on suspicion of dozens of charges including torture, cruelty to children and false imprisonment in connection with the treatment of their juvenile and adult children — ages 2 to 29. The defendants have pleaded not guilty to the counts against them.
The alleged torture was uncovered when a 17-year-old girl living at the residence was able to free herself and run for help.
Upon investigating the claims, police say they found multiple children at the location “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings.”
Prosecutors allege the Turpins regularly beat and even strangled their children. Other alleged mistreatment includes preventing them from showering and refusing to release them from shackles to use the bathroom.
[Featured image: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes]