Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse

A 17-year-old girl, one of the 13 children held captive and tortured by her parents in California, told a 911 operator about the horrors she experienced. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.
1:33 | 06/21/18

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Transcript for Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse
We had to California now where to parents accused of torturing their thirteen children have now heard the 911 call. There daughter made after escaping the home. The call was played during David and Louise turbines court appearance Wednesday during her desperate plea for help the seventeen year old detailed and years of alleged abuse. Even Ann Louise turbines sat still during their preliminary hearing. Listening to a 911 call made by their oldest daughter she's the one authorities say escaped through the front window of the Paris California home. Where thirteen children allegedly lived in filth in a call that has not been released publicly the 911 dispatcher first asks do you know where you live. I think in Paris California she replies it takes the girl nearly five minutes just to give the address of her house at one point she even misspelled her own name. She goes on to say my parents are abusive they abuse us and my two little sisters right now are changeup. She then explains they only chain is up if we do something we're not supposed to the dispatcher asks whether the children go to school the girl says no. When asked if their home schooled she says a fake school is set up I haven't finished first grade and I'm seventeen. When the dispatcher asks if there's any medication in the house. The girl says she doesn't know what medication is she also says there's so much dust in the house it's hard to breathe. And when the dispatcher asks when she last took a bath she replies about a year ago. The teenager also so that she and her siblings were only allowed to eat in the kitchen one at a time while standing before being forced to return to their rooms.

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