David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin, whose children were found in squalid conditions, some shackled, could face up to 94 years to life in prison.
David A. Turpin, 56, and his wife, Louise A. Turpin, 49, could face up to 94 years to life in prison.
Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.
A 17-year-old girl escaped through a window to report that her parents were holding her and 12 siblings captive, the police said, adding the mother was “perplexed” when they arrived.
A 17-year-old girl escaped from her home in Riverside County, Calif., to report that her parents were holding their children against their will.
Going by the username “Kutecop4you,” the police chief in Leechburg, Pa., solicited sexual contact with an agent posing as a 14-year-old girl, prosecutors said.