The thirteen siblings who were rescued from a California house of horrors where they were abused by their parents were allowed to shower just twice a year and were fed one rationed meal a day, it has been revealed.
The children, who range in age from two to 29, were rescued on Sunday after their brave 17-year-old sister climbed through a window of the house in Perris, California, to call 911. They were found shackled to furniture and lying in urine and feces.
Their parents David and Louise Turpin were arrested inside the home once police arrived. Their first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.
As they await prosecution and as the children, who are so malnourished doctors fear they may go into shock, recover, new details have emerged about the horrifying conditions they were forced to endure.
Authorities in Perris have told Today that the children were scarcely fed and were dirty, living in a urine-soaked bedroom before they were found.
Several neighbors in both California and Texas, where the family lived until 2010, have come forward to say they found the Disney-obsessed couple 'odd'.
But child protection services in Perris said on Thursday they were never once alerted to the home nor did they receive complaints about the Turpins.
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David and Louise Turpin, seen above together in Las Vegas at their vow renewal in 2015, only allowed their 13 children to shower twice a year and fed them just one meal a day, according to officials who helped rescue the siblings in Perris, California, on Sunday
David, 57, and Louise, 49, are due to appear before a judge in Perris, California, on Thursday to be charged with child abusemore videos 1 2 3