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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 02:35 PM

It didn't take long for police to recognize the magnitude of the Turpin children's horrifying realit

It didn't take long for police to recognize the magnitude of the Turpin children's horrifying reality

Jordan Turpin was 17 years old when she found herself crawling out of a window of her family's home, hoping to save the lives of her 12 siblings.

For two years, she had been planning her escape after decades of unspeakable emotional and physical violence inflicted by her parents in their Perris, California home. Equipped with nothing but an old cellphone she found in the house, Jordan ran out and called 911.
"I was always terrified that if I called the cops or tried to escape, I would get caught, and then I knew I would die if I got caught," Jordan, now 21, told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview Friday. "But at the end, when I saw all my younger siblings, I knew that's what I had to do."
During the chilling 911 call, she told police the house the family lived in smelled so badly that she could barely breathe, and she thought she and her siblings might need to go to the doctor.
When the first police officer arrived, she immediately showed him the phone, full of photos and videos she took of herself and her siblings to prove the abuse.

Her bold getaway in January 2018 led to the discovery of her siblings and uncovered what Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin described as one of the "worst, most aggravated child abuse cases" he has ever seen.
Some of the siblings, who ranged in age from 2 to 29, had been found shackled to beds with chains and padlocks. A few of the adults were so malnourished, they looked like young teenagers.
That morning, Jordan sat in the back of a police car and watched as her parents, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested. The pair were each sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to 14 charges of torture, adult abuse, child endangerment, false imprisonment and more.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/us/turpin-sisters-interview-abc-diane-sawyer/index.html
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I don't know who else watched the interview last night, but these young people are still being abused...by the system. It's worse than Britney Spears.

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Reply It didn't take long for police to recognize the magnitude of the Turpin children's horrifying realit (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Nov 2021 OP
CurtEastPoint Nov 2021 #1
SWBTATTReg Nov 2021 #2
mitch96 Nov 2021 #3
NJCher Nov 2021 #6
mitch96 Nov 2021 #9
canetoad Nov 2021 #4
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2021 #5
NJCher Nov 2021 #7
NJCher Nov 2021 #8
kcr Nov 2021 #10

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 02:50 PM

1. Those two people should be ... never mind. I can't say it. And those kids need to be

treated like royalty now.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:05 PM

2. I watched part of the show on this family last night. Wow, just wow. Shame is, lots of kids are in

this position, abandoned by family and/or friends, placed in a foster home or state institution which sometimes is worse or just as bad as the situation they were taken from. My other half and his sister were dumped by their parents who didn't want them anymore, so they were simply dumped at the doorstep of a shelter. And guess where the family was? No where to be seen. Even though the family (outside the immediate family) had told the two siblings that they would bring them into their home, they didn't...and instead came up w/ the usual nonsense on why they couldn't adopt them/care for them.

Ever since then, humanity has been downgraded in my mind several notches. My other half still has scars from those days (both of them were dumped off when they were 11 years old). Dumped off because their mom wanted to remarry.

My heart goes out to these kids (the Turpins) and my admiration increases daily as to how Jordan and the other kids have stepped up, and acted like the adults in the room when their parents (monsters) failed them so badly.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 08:01 PM

3. It's a shame that the money collected for these kids is not accesed by them..

For some reason the "Government" is denying them access. The kid wanted a bicycle and was denied.. ?WTF? .. Something hinky is going on.. What? I don't know..
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:21 AM

6. I was trying to find out who the county executive was

I still haven't found out. However, this is the new county executive, installed in February of this year.

Jeffrey A. Van Wagenen Jr.

I'd like to know if this case has anything to do with why there is a new county executive.

Van Waganen has very high qualifications, but if you read his bio, he is very much a part of the system.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:12 AM

9. I saw the program on 20/20 and I think they mentioned the County Exec...nt

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 10:43 PM

5. American society and culture are so fucking cruel.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:38 AM

7. yes

and Jordan expressed wonder that no neighbor ever called about the unusual situation at their house. Even if it was behind closed doors, the fact that 13 kids were in there, never seen in the yard or going to school, had to seem questionable.

Now, you have to know if you live in any American neighborhood that the neighbors had to wonder what was going on. Yet no one called, no one did anything.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:52 AM

8. Investigation announced

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In a statement Friday, Riverside County CEO Jeff Van Wagenen said his office has retained former U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson to investigate “the recent allegations regarding the care, services and placement provided to the 13 Turpin siblings by Riverside County departments.”

He said the probe will “analyze the services provided to the six minor children and seven adult children, and assess the quality of care provided.”

“In addition, the examination will review the various departmental programs to assess the level of care, attention and services provided to children and dependent adults under the programs’ care and supervision,” Van Wagenen said.

The report is expected to be presented to the county by March 31, and it will “serve as the foundation for action to implement policy and program reforms within Riverside County, as necessary,” he said.

https://americannewstimes.com/news/usa/los-angeles/riverside-county-asks-where-are-the-siblings-now-after-rescue-from-perris-house-of-horrors/

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Yes, an investigation should take place and certainly some people need to be fired. I, however, want to know what is being done right now to help them.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:21 AM

10. Just horrible and sad

To hear that they're still being abused rather than helped is gutwrenching.

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