PARENTS ARRESTED after children found shackled and malnourished in Perris home| LMT News ..........................................
Published on Jan 16, 2018 ....................................................
LMT News: Starving children begged police for food when they were found chained to their beds after brave sister escaped and called cops who arrested their reclusive, bankrupt parents.
The siblings found chained to their beds in their family home begged police for food after they were rescued following a daring escape by their brave sister, it has been revealed.
The thirteen brothers and sisters - including the 17-year-old girl who fled the home and alerted cops - were all desperately malnourished and pleaded with officers for food and water after they were freed, police say.
The family, from Perris, California, were found by police from Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Sunday morning. It is not known how long they were chained, padlocked and shackled before they were discovered.
They were only freed after their sister broke out of the home, grabbed a cell phone and called 911, leading police to arrest their parents David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, before charging them with torture and child endangerment.
It has now been revealed that their parents filed for bankruptcy back in 2011 and were upto $500,000 in debt, despite David Turpin earning $140,000 a year as an engineer for a top defense contractor.
Pictures on Facebook show the Turpins, who got married when Mrs Turpin was just 16 years old, renewing their vows at a 2016 ceremony at the Elvis Chapel in downtown Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator.
Their 13 children are seen posing for photos in matching outfits for the boys and the girls.
The ten girls are all dressed in pink dresses with white tights and white shoes, while the boys are seen in suits with purple ties - and bowl haircuts like their father.
The Turpins appear to have