The case of the girl who was abducted by her mother for six years and who was found alive last week thanks to a Netflix series has gone worldwide. Nor has it ceased to amaze how parents can lend themselves to such a fact.
And this isn’t the only case of a parent abducting their children that has gone viral in the US, such is the case of the Turpin couple, who have been sentenced to life in prison after kidnapping, chaining and extorting their 13 children .
This fact became known in 2018 when one of the couple’s daughters managed to escape from her imprisonment and publicly announced that the rest of her brothers had been abducted.
The couple’s daughter told 911, “I just ran away because I live with a family of thirteen siblings and our parents abuse us… Two of my brothers are tied to the bed.” ”
The Turpins’ case is one of the most compelling stories of child abuse and incarceration in the United States.
The children of the marriage formed by David Turpin and Louise Robinette, who ranged in age from two to twenty-nine, were physically and psychologically abused, abused to the cruelest point and condemned to a life of misery.
The brothers stayed in the house all the time, most of them in chains. His parents woke him up at night and put him to sleep during the day. They barely gave them anything to eat: all except the youngest child, only two years old, were suffering from severe malnutrition. As is known, boys were not allowed to bathe more than once a year, and sometimes they were not even allowed to go to the bathroom to relieve themselves.
The Turpins pleaded guilty to abusing 12 of their 13 children for at least 9 years.
On April 19, 2019, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars unless he is granted parole in 25 years.