Turpin Captivity Case
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November 29, 2021, 1:07 PM

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.
November 29, 2021, 1:07 PM
Former guardian of adult Turpin siblings says she will cooperate with investigation
November 24, 2021, 4:25 AM

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.
November 24, 2021, 4:25 AM
What some adult Turpin siblings say they faced within conservatorships after escape
November 22, 2021, 9:48 PM

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.
November 22, 2021, 9:48 PM
Turpin sisters on what the future holds for them
November 22, 2021, 7:28 PM

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

"I just felt like I had to do it," Jordan Turpin said.
November 22, 2021, 7:28 PM
Turpin sisters on finding courage to develop plan for escape from imprisonment
November 22, 2021, 7:27 PM

Turpin sisters describe the moment they knew they were free

"I danced,” said Jennifer Turpin.
November 22, 2021, 7:27 PM
Turpin sisters describe the moment they knew they were free
November 22, 2021, 7:27 PM

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.
November 22, 2021, 7:27 PM
Jordan Turpin details making 911 call moments after she escaped 'house of horrors'
November 22, 2021, 7:26 PM

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.
November 22, 2021, 7:26 PM
County to investigate care given to Turpin siblings after rescue from abusive parents
November 22, 2021, 7:25 PM

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.
November 22, 2021, 7:25 PM
Turpin daughter on escape: 'If something happened to me, at least I died trying'
November 22, 2021, 7:24 PM

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.
November 22, 2021, 7:24 PM
Turpin sisters describe life inside their parents' 'house of horrors'
November 22, 2021, 7:23 PM

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.
November 22, 2021, 7:23 PM
Some Turpin children still 'living in squalor' despite donations, pledges of support
November 22, 2021, 7:23 PM

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

The Turpin siblings say they are still struggling to access basic living necessities.
November 22, 2021, 7:23 PM
Turpin children, other young survivors of abuse: How to help
November 22, 2021, 7:15 PM

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."
November 22, 2021, 7:15 PM
What Turpin sisters hope public takes away from their Diane Sawyer interview
November 22, 2021, 3:57 PM

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.
November 22, 2021, 3:57 PM
Reaction from '20/20' special, 'Escape from a House of Horror'
November 20, 2021, 5:59 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 5:59 PM
New look inside '20/20' special: 'Escape from a House of Horror'
November 20, 2021, 12:31 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:31 PM
Jordan Turpin speaks nearly 4 years after making 911 call, saving siblings: Part 1
November 20, 2021, 12:31 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:31 PM
Body camera footage shows deputy’s 1st conversation with Jordan Turpin: Part 2
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM
Turpin sisters on what it was like growing up with their parents: Part 3
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM
Video inside Turpin house reveal signs of parents' neglect, abuse, filth: Part 4
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM
The moment Jordan Turpin thought she was going to die: Part 5
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM
Turpin sisters describe how they formulated plan to escape: Part 6
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:30 PM
Body camera video shows inside Turpin Family house: Part 7
November 20, 2021, 12:29 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:29 PM
Due to an overwhelming amount of evidence, the Turpins make a plea deal: Part 8
November 20, 2021, 12:29 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:29 PM
Turpin children struggle to get basic necessities from county after rescue: Part 9
November 20, 2021, 12:29 PM

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.
November 20, 2021, 12:29 PM
The Turpin sisters look forward to plans of a building a better life: Part 10
November 20, 2021, 11:19 AM

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.
November 20, 2021, 11:19 AM
Jordan Turpin describes harrowing escape from 'house of horrors'
November 20, 2021, 6:15 AM

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.
November 20, 2021, 6:15 AM
Turpin sisters detail the escape from their abusive parents
November 19, 2021, 9:14 PM

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.
November 19, 2021, 9:14 PM
Escape from a house of horror
November 19, 2021, 1:36 PM

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.
November 19, 2021, 1:36 PM
Never-before-seen police video reveals moments after Jordan Turpin’s escape
November 18, 2021, 2:20 PM

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.
November 18, 2021, 2:20 PM
Turpin sisters recall 1st time they knew they were free
November 15, 2021, 9:28 PM

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.
November 15, 2021, 9:28 PM
Listen to Jordan Turpin’s 911 call moments after escaping captivity
November 9, 2021, 3:05 PM

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.
November 9, 2021, 3:05 PM
Children who escaped 'house of horrors' speak out for 1st time
3 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.
3 years ago
Kids of parents who tortured them speak at their sentencing
3 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.
3 years ago
Louise Turpin says she's 'sorry for everything I've done to hurt my children'
3 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.
3 years ago
House where 12 children allegedly tortured by parents sells for $310,000
3 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.
3 years ago
House where 12 children allegedly tortured by parents sells for $310,000
3 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.
3 years ago
Turpin teen's 911 call from escape played in court
3 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.
3 years ago
Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse
3 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.
3 years ago
Captive teen's chilling 911 call details parents' alleged torture
3 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.
3 years ago
Alarming 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family
4 years ago

Exclusive: Siblings allegedly held captive survived on peanut butter sandwiches

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

Exclusive: Siblings allegedly held captive said to experience freedom for 1st time

The "siblings want to be known as survivors, not victims," their lawyer said.
4 years ago
Exclusive: Siblings allegedly held captive said to experience freedom for 1st time
4 years ago

Siblings allegedly held captive free for 1st time

Seven of the 13 siblings who were allegedly held captive by their parents, David and Louise Turpin, got their first taste of freedom last week, ABC News has exclusively learned.
4 years ago
Siblings allegedly held captive free for 1st time
4 years ago

New details on parents accused of torturing 12 kids

Family members of David and Louise Turpin, charged with multiple counts of alleged torture and child endangerment, speak out about their jail visits with the couple.
4 years ago
New details on parents accused of torturing 12 kids
4 years ago

Videos offer glimpse inside home where teen was allegedly held captive by parents

The 13 Turpin siblings were found last month and their parents were arrested.
4 years ago
Captive teen had YouTube, Instagram accounts
4 years ago

Inside home where police say 12 kids were held captive

Newly-discovered video reportedly posted online by a teenage daughter of David and Louise Turpin shows life inside the home of the couple accused of holding their children captive.
4 years ago
Inside home where police say 12 kids were held captive
4 years ago

New charges for the parents accused of allegedly holding their 13 children captive

The children are adjusting to their freedom and considering where they will live once released from the hospital.
4 years ago
New charges for the parents accused of allegedly holding their 13 children captive
4 years ago

Siblings allegedly held captive by parents are 'starting to make plans for their future': Mayor

The 13 Turpin siblings were found last month and their parents were arrested.
4 years ago
Siblings allegedly held captive by parents 'starting to make plans for their future'
4 years ago

'Pale' and 'depressive': Eldest son among Calif. siblings described by school peers

The mother would wait outside the classroom for her son, prosecutors said.
4 years ago
'Pale' and 'depressive': Eldest son among Calif. siblings described by school peers
4 years ago

Judge bans parents accused of abusing children from contacting alleged victims until 2021

David and Louise Turpin are accused of abusing their children for years.
4 years ago
Judge bans couple accused of abusing children from contacting alleged victims
4 years ago

What's next for siblings allegedly starved, held captive in parents' home

Two parents were arrested in the torture and child endangerment case in Calif.
4 years ago
What's next for siblings allegedly starved, held captive in parents' home