Turpin Captivity Case
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November 22, 2022, 12:30 PM

California county officials frustrated with pace of efforts to investigate Turpin case as probe continues

California officials say they're frustrated in their efforts to find out why social services systems have "harmed" some of 13 Turpin children following their 2018 rescue.
November 22, 2022, 12:30 PM
Officials frustrated with pace of efforts to investigate Turpin case
4 months ago

Some of the Turpin siblings rescued in 2018 now are suing foster care agency

Some of the siblings who were rescued from captivity from their parents' home are now alleging they were victims of abuse at the hands of a foster family with whom they were placed.
4 months ago
Some of the Turpin siblings rescued in 2018 now are suing foster care agency
4 months ago

Turpin siblings file lawsuit alleging 'severe abuse' in foster care after 2018 rescue

Six of the 13 Turpin siblings who were rescued in 2018 from their parents' California home have filed suit against their county and others tasked with protecting them.
4 months ago
Turpin siblings file lawsuit alleging 'severe abuse' in foster care after 2018 rescue
4 months ago

Investigation into 'severe abuse and neglect' of Turpin children

Six of the 13 Turpin siblings, who were rescued in 2018 from their parents' home, have now filed a lawsuit alleging they suffered "severe abuse and neglect" in foster care after their rescue.
4 months ago
Investigation into 'severe abuse and neglect' of Turpin children
4 months ago

6 Turpin children sue Riverside County foster care system

In a new lawsuit, attorneys for the six youngest children of the Turpin family say that the foster family who was paid to raise them after they were rescued was also abusive.
4 months ago
6 Turpin children sue Riverside County foster care system
5 months ago

System failures in Turpin case revealed

A new report details how social services failed to protect 13 siblings who escaped their parents’ home after being held captive for years. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports.
5 months ago
System failures in Turpin case revealed
5 months ago

Residents confront officials after probe finds Riverside County 'failed' 13 Turpin siblings

Residents confronted Riverside County officials after investigators outlined how the county failed to adequately care for the Turpin siblings following their 2018 rescue.
5 months ago
Residents confront officials after probe finds county 'failed' 13 Turpin siblings
5 months ago

California social services system 'failed' 13 Turpin siblings, probe finds

The 13 Turpin siblings, rescued in 2018 from their parents' California home, were "failed" by the social services system, said a report issued by outside investigators.
5 months ago
California social services system 'failed' 13 Turpin siblings, probe finds
9 months ago

Investigators probing allegations in Turpin case lack access to records

Months after investigators began probing alleged failures in the care of 13 Turpin children, they say they still can't access needed records due to confidentiality rules.
9 months ago
Investigators probing allegations in Turpin case lack access to records
1 year ago

Official expresses 'horror' over Turpin abuse case

A top county official reacted to the revelations of abuse endured by the Turpin siblings.
1 year ago
Official expresses 'horror' over Turpin abuse case
1 year ago

Former public guardian of adult Turpin siblings says she will cooperate with county investigation

Vanessa Espinoza wrote in a statement that she will cooperate with an investigation into the treatment of the Turpin siblings, after they were put into county care.
1 year ago
Former guardian of adult Turpin siblings says she will cooperate with investigation
1 year ago

What some adult Turpin siblings say they faced within conservatorships after escape

Some of the adult Turpin children who were put into conservatorships told ABC News that the public guardian office often didn’t help them with their basic needs.
1 year ago
What some adult Turpin siblings say they faced within conservatorships after escape
1 year ago

Turpin sisters on what the future holds for them

Jennifer and Jordan Turpin say they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support after the "20/20" special aired.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters on what the future holds for them
1 year ago

Turpin sisters on finding courage to develop plan for escape from imprisonment

"I just felt like I had to do it," Jordan Turpin said.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters on finding courage to develop plan for escape from imprisonment
1 year ago

Turpin sisters describe the moment they knew they were free

"I danced,” said Jennifer Turpin.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters describe the moment they knew they were free
1 year ago

Jordan Turpin details making 911 call moments after she escaped family's 'house of horrors'

"My two little sisters right now are chained up," Turpin told the dispatcher.
1 year ago
Jordan Turpin details making 911 call moments after she escaped 'house of horrors'
1 year ago

County to investigate care given to Turpin siblings after rescue from abusive parents

New details were revealed Friday about an independent probe into the treatment of the Turpin siblings since their dramatic 2018 escape from captivity.
1 year ago
County to investigate care given to Turpin siblings after rescue from abusive parents
1 year ago

Turpin daughter on escape: 'If something happened to me, at least I died trying'

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Turpin escaped her parents' filthy Perris, California, home and dialed 911.
1 year ago
Turpin daughter on escape: 'If something happened to me, at least I died trying'
1 year ago

Turpin sisters describe living in 'house of horrors': 'I thought I was going to die'

Jennifer and Jordan Turpin share their stories for the first time.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters describe life inside their parents' 'house of horrors'
1 year ago

4 years after rescue, some Turpin children still 'living in squalor' despite donations, pledges of support

Nearly four years after the 13 Turpin siblings were rescued from their abusive parents, an ABC News investigation finds that some of them continue to face hardships.
1 year ago
Some Turpin children still 'living in squalor' despite donations, pledges of support
1 year ago

Turpin children, other young survivors of abuse: How to help

The Turpin siblings say they are still struggling to access basic living necessities.
1 year ago
Turpin children, other young survivors of abuse: How to help
1 year ago

What Turpin sisters hope public takes away from their Diane Sawyer interview

When Jordan and Jennifer Turpin's exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer aired this weekend, Jordan Turpin said "it was really hard for me to watch."
1 year ago
What Turpin sisters hope public takes away from their Diane Sawyer interview
1 year ago

Reaction from '20/20' special, 'Escape from a House of Horror'

The Turpin siblings are still picking up the pieces, nearly 4 years after escaping from their Perris, California home and a life of abuse at the hands of their parents.
1 year ago
Reaction from '20/20' special, 'Escape from a House of Horror'
1 year ago

New look inside '20/20' special: 'Escape from a House of Horror'

Diane Sawyer reports on 13 California siblings who were abused and held captive by their parents for more than a decade.
1 year ago
New look inside '20/20' special: 'Escape from a House of Horror'
1 year ago

Jordan Turpin speaks nearly 4 years after making 911 call, saving siblings: Part 1

On the night of Jan. 14, 2018, 17-year-old Jordan Turpin made a daring escape from her home and called 911 in order to save herself and her siblings from their abusive parents.
1 year ago
Jordan Turpin speaks nearly 4 years after making 911 call, saving siblings: Part 1
1 year ago

Body camera footage shows deputy’s 1st conversation with Jordan Turpin: Part 2

Once law enforcement arrived, Jordan Turpin showed them pictures of her siblings in chains on a phone she had kept secretly from her parents. Officers perform a welfare check at the Turpin house.
1 year ago
Body camera footage shows deputy’s 1st conversation with Jordan Turpin: Part 2
1 year ago

Turpin sisters on what it was like growing up with their parents: Part 3

Jennifer Turpin, the eldest child of David and Louise Turpin, recalls her parent’s violent outbursts, especially her mother’s volatile mood swings, extreme punishments and abandonment in a trailer.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters on what it was like growing up with their parents: Part 3
1 year ago

Video inside Turpin house reveal signs of parents' neglect, abuse, filth: Part 4

David and Louise Turpin occasionally took their children out to take posed photographs to portray a happy family. In reality, the 13 children were starved, tortured and filthy.
1 year ago
Video inside Turpin house reveal signs of parents' neglect, abuse, filth: Part 4
1 year ago

The moment Jordan Turpin thought she was going to die: Part 5

After Jordan Turpin was outed secretly watching a Justin Bieber music video, her mother violently choked her. After that, she decided to begin planning an escape.
1 year ago
The moment Jordan Turpin thought she was going to die: Part 5
1 year ago

Turpin sisters describe how they formulated plan to escape: Part 6

By January 2018, the Turpin parents had chained a few of their children. Jordan overheard her parents’ plan to move the family to another state and realized the time for an escape was now or never.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters describe how they formulated plan to escape: Part 6
1 year ago

Body camera video shows inside Turpin Family house: Part 7

David and Louise Turpin are arrested after officers find a child who was chained to a bed, and two others who had just been released from chains. All 13 children are taken to the hospital.
1 year ago
Body camera video shows inside Turpin Family house: Part 7
1 year ago

Due to an overwhelming amount of evidence, the Turpins make a plea deal: Part 8

David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts in 2019 and were sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
1 year ago
Due to an overwhelming amount of evidence, the Turpins make a plea deal: Part 8
1 year ago

Turpin children struggle to get basic necessities from county after rescue: Part 9

Jennifer, Jordan and Joshua Turpin said they've had difficulties with accessing basic necessities such as safe housing and access to financial support from officials in charge of their case.
1 year ago
Turpin children struggle to get basic necessities from county after rescue: Part 9
1 year ago

The Turpin sisters look forward to plans of a building a better life: Part 10

Nearly four years after the Turpin children were freed, Jordan and Jennifer Turpin are focused on becoming independent young women and plan to work hard toward their own big dreams.
1 year ago
The Turpin sisters look forward to plans of a building a better life: Part 10
1 year ago

Jordan Turpin describes harrowing escape from 'house of horrors'

Diane Sawyer talks to Jordan Turpin about growing up under her abusive parents' rule, and how she gathered the courage to escape imprisonment and rescue her 12 other siblings.
1 year ago
Jordan Turpin describes harrowing escape from 'house of horrors'
1 year ago

Turpin sisters detail the escape from their abusive parents

In 2018, Jordan Turpin crawled out a window to alert authorities that her parents, David and Louise Turpin, were abusing her and her 12 siblings, including chaining the children to their beds.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters detail the escape from their abusive parents
1 year ago

Escape from a house of horror

Diane Sawyer previews her remarkable ABC News exclusive with the Turpin children, who were held captive by their parents for years.
1 year ago
Escape from a house of horror
1 year ago

Never-before-seen police video reveals moments after Jordan Turpin’s escape

Diane Sawyer shares a never-before-seen look at body camera video revealing Jordan Turpin’s encounter with a deputy the morning she escaped imprisonment by her parents.
1 year ago
Never-before-seen police video reveals moments after Jordan Turpin’s escape
1 year ago

Turpin sisters recall 1st time they knew they were free

In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, Jennifer and Jordan Turpin describe when they realized for the first time that their imprisonment by their parents was over.
1 year ago
Turpin sisters recall 1st time they knew they were free
1 year ago

Listen to Jordan Turpin’s 911 call moments after escaping captivity

In 2018, 17-year-old Jordan Turpin had only been outside a few times in her life. Thinking of her siblings chained back at the house, she dialed 911 on an old cell phone her parents didn't know about.
1 year ago
Listen to Jordan Turpin’s 911 call moments after escaping captivity
1 year ago

Children who escaped 'house of horrors' speak out for 1st time

The children of the Turpin family recount to ABC News' Diane Sawyer a life of brutality at the hands of their parents and how they managed to escape.
1 year ago
Children who escaped 'house of horrors' speak out for 1st time
4 years ago

Turpin children speak out as parents are sentenced in torture case: 'I'm taking my life back'

David and Louise Turpin were arrested in Perris, California, in January 2018.
4 years ago
Kids of parents who tortured them speak at their sentencing
4 years ago

Louise Turpin says she's 'sorry for everything I've done to hurt my children'

David and Louise Turpin were sentenced on Friday for torturing and imprisoning their children for years.
4 years ago
Louise Turpin says she's 'sorry for everything I've done to hurt my children'
4 years ago

House where 12 children allegedly tortured by parents sells for $310,000

The house where 12 California children were allegedly tortured and held captive by their parents may have some new occupants soon.
4 years ago
House where 12 children allegedly tortured by parents sells for $310,000
4 years ago

House where 12 children allegedly tortured by parents sells for $310,000

The California home was the site of alleged torture and abuse for years.
4 years ago
House where 12 children allegedly tortured by parents sells for $310,000
4 years ago

Turpin teen's 911 call from escape played in court

The 17-year-old daughter of David and Louise Turpin told 911 her parents were abusive and that she and her siblings were chained up when they misbehaved.
4 years ago
Turpin teen's 911 call from escape played in court
4 years ago

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.
4 years ago
Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse
4 years ago

Captive teen's chilling 911 call details parents' alleged torture: 'My two little sisters right now are chained up'

The 13 Turpin siblings were found in January and their parents were arrested.
4 years ago
Captive teen's chilling 911 call details parents' alleged torture
4 years ago

Alarming 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family

That chilling 911 call was made public Wednesday as part of a preliminary hearing in the case against David and Louise Turpin.
4 years ago
Alarming 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family
5 years ago

Exclusive: Siblings allegedly held captive survived on peanut butter sandwiches

Twelve of the 13 siblings were allegedly held captive by their parents.
5 years ago
Exclusive: Siblings allegedly held captive survived on peanut butter sandwiches