Authorities in the state of California say a husband and wife arrested Monday locked up 13 of their children in a very dirty house.
David and Louise Turpin were held on bail of $ 9 million while police investigated allegations of torturing and endangering the child.
Police were informed of the circumstances in the house in the town of Perris, near Los Angeles, by one of the 17-year-old girls who escaped from his home and talked to police on a cell phone.
Police said the girl was so malnourished that she looked like a 10-year-old, not a 17-year-old.
The police found a house of 12 children, but it turned out that after investigation some of them were between the ages of 18 and 29.  Police say the youngest victim was two years old and several children, they were held in the base of the house in a state cuffed to the bed and glued bok.
The police described the house as dark and foul-smelling. The victims look very dirty and seem hungry.
Authorities say the couple are managing the school during the day at their home and are experiencing various financial problems in recent years, according to a press release from the Riverside County County Chief of County Police Office.
the police statement said the parents of the children did not give a logical reason why their children were locked up in such a miserable condition. [mg/is]