Teen's videos reveal glimpse of House of Horrors

Erica Roy
March 10, 2018

The 17-year-old girl who managed to burst and report to her police the torture she and her twelve siblings had from their parents David and Louise Terpin in California, USA, had secretly uploaded videos to Youtube, according to US media.

David, 57, and Louise, 49, Turpin face more than 40 charges, including child abuse and torture.

In one, a huge pile of dirty clothes is seen in the corner of a room.

"Further investigation revealed several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner", a police statement reads.

The Turpin parents were arrested on January 14 at their home which is located about 113 kilometres east of Los Angeles, after an emaciated teenage girl climbed out of a window of the house and called police.

"Good Morning America" reported the girl also appeared to have had an Instagram account. The teen found a way to post a series of videos on YouTube, singing what seems to be her own songs and describing life at home. MORE: Outline of accusations against Turpin parentsShe also posted video of two family dogs, in what appears to be her bedroom.

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"They're starting from very elementary stuff", she said, but have "progressed very, very well".

Officers responding to the scene found her 12 siblings ranging in age from 2 to 29 inside, suffering from malnourishment, muscle wasting and other signs of severe abuse. They are each being held in lieu of $12 million.

One of the Turpin children had a secret YouTube channel.

The Turpin parents are in custody on charges of false imprisonment, child abuse and torture. "He would sob like his shoulders would shake up and down ... when mentioned about his parents and his brother and not seeing them", she said.

Authorities also allege that the Turpins only fed their children one meal a day and only let them shower once a year.

The couple allegedly starved, choked, and beat their children. Their next court appearance is scheduled for March 23.

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