Turpin Captivity Case
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2 years ago

Officials frustrated with pace of efforts to investigate Turpin case

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.
2 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
2 years 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.
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VIDEO:  Some of the Turpin siblings rescued in 2018 now are suing foster care agency
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Jordan Turpin is seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer.
2 years 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.
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VIDEO: Investigation into 'severe abuse and neglect' of Turpin children
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 6 Turpin children sue Riverside County foster care system
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  System failures in Turpin case revealed
2 years ago

Residents confront officials after probe finds 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.
2 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years ago

Official expresses 'horror' over Turpin abuse case

A top county official reacted to the revelations of abuse endured by the Turpin siblings.
3 years ago
A top county official reacted to the revelations of abuse endured by the Turpin siblings.
3 years ago

Former guardian of adult Turpin siblings says she will cooperate with 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.
3 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: What some adult Turpin siblings say they faced within conservatorships after escape
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Turpin sisters on what the future holds for them
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Jennifer Turpin is seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years ago

Turpin sisters describe the moment they knew they were free

"I danced,” said Jennifer Turpin.
3 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years ago

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

"My two little sisters right now are chained up," Turpin told the dispatcher.
3 years ago
Jordan Turpin is seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Jordan Turpin is seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer.
3 years ago

Turpin sisters describe life inside their parents' 'house of horrors'

Jennifer and Jordan Turpin share their stories for the first time.
3 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years ago

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

The Turpin siblings say they are still struggling to access basic living necessities.
3 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin are seen here during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for "20/20" airing Nov. 19, 2021.
3 years 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."
3 years ago
Sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin appear on "Good Morning America," Nov. 22, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Reaction from '20/20' special, 'Escape from a House of Horror'
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New look inside '20/20' special: 'Escape from a House of Horror'
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Jordan Turpin speaks nearly 4 years after making 911 call, saving siblings: Part 1
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Body camera footage shows deputy’s 1st conversation with Jordan Turpin: Part 2
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Turpin sisters on what it was like growing up with their parents: Part 3
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Video inside Turpin house reveal signs of parents' neglect, abuse, filth: Part 4
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: The moment Jordan Turpin thought she was going to die: Part 5
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Turpin sisters describe how they formulated plan to escape: Part 6
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Body camera video shows inside Turpin Family house: Part 7
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Due to an overwhelming amount of evidence, the Turpins make a plea deal: Part 8
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Turpin children struggle to get basic necessities from county after rescue: Part 9
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: The Turpin sisters look forward to plans of a building a better life: Part 10
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Jordan Turpin describes harrowing escape from 'house of horrors'
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Turpin sisters detail the escape from their abusive parents
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Escape from a house of horror
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Never-before-seen police video reveals moments after Jordan Turpin’s escape
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Turpin sisters recall 1st time they knew they were free
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Listen to Jordan Turpin’s 911 call moments after escaping captivity
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Children who escaped 'house of horrors' speak out for 1st time
5 years ago

Kids of parents who tortured them speak at their sentencing

David and Louise Turpin were arrested in Perris, California, in January 2018.
5 years ago
David Turpin becomes emotional as he reads a statement during a sentencing hearing, April 19, 2019, in Riverside, Calif.
5 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.
5 years ago
David and Louise Turpin were sentenced on Friday for torturing and imprisoning their children for years.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: The house where 12 California children were allegedly tortured and held captive by their parents may have some new occupants soon.
5 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.
5 years ago
The home where a couple was arrested is shown, Jan. 15, 2018 in Perris Calif.
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Turpin teen's 911 call from escape played in court
6 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.
6 years ago
VIDEO:  California torture case: Released 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse
6 years ago

Captive teen's chilling 911 call details parents' alleged torture

The 13 Turpin siblings were found in January and their parents were arrested.
6 years ago
Louise and David Turpin were arrested in the torture and child endangerment case in Perris, Calif.
6 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.
6 years ago
That chilling 911 call was made public Wednesday as part of a preliminary hearing in the case against David and Louise Turpin.
6 years ago

Exclusive: Siblings allegedly held captive survived on peanut butter sandwiches

Twelve of the 13 siblings were allegedly held captive by their parents.
6 years ago
Louise and David Turpin were arrested in the torture and child endangerment case in Perris, Calif.