Turpin Daughter's 911 Call Reveals Moments Following Her Escape: 'They Abuse Us'
The call describes the devastating conditions the children were forced to endure.
A heartbreaking 911 call captures a teen's desperation after escaping the house where she had been allegedly held captive by her parents for several years.
Louise and David Turpin, the couple charged with imprisoning and torturing their 13 children inside their California home, appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing, during which the call was played.
In a transcript of the call, the teen tells the dispatcher of the horrific conditions she experienced inside the home.
"I live in a family of 15 people and my parents are abusive; they abuse us and my two little sisters are chained up," she says. "Sometimes I wake up and I can't breathe because of how dirty the house is. We never take baths."
An investigator who interviewed the girl said that she was covered in dirt and seemed terrified, according to the Palm Springs Desert Sun.
The girl who made the call is the same teen who kept a secret YouTube channel where she showcased her singing and songwriting talent.
The teen escaped through a window of the family home on Jan. 14.
Since the children were found, they've been enjoying their freedom, learning to use iPads and watching "Harry Potter" movies for the first time.
The Turpin parents face multiple charges in connection with the case. They have pleaded not guilty.
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