Chilling 911 call of girl chained up in ‘house of horrors’ with 12 siblings

A never-before-heard 911 call from one of the 13 children held captive in a 'house of horrors' has been revealed.

David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 50, will face a sentence of a minimum of 25 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to abusing their children and imprisoning them at home.

The pair was arrested in January 2018 after the 17-year-old daughter Jordan escaped their house in Perris, California and called the police telling the operator: "My parents are abusive.

"My two little sisters right now are chained up right now… they're chained up to their bed."

Jordan also revealed that she and her 12 other siblings lived in filth and that she had not bathed in about a year.

They would be chained up for one or two months and only freed to brush their teeth or use the bathroom.

In the audio clip, the operator asks her if anyone in the house takes any medication, and she replies: "Oh I don't know what medication is."

The teen also said none of the siblings, including her, attended school.

She says on the phone: "We don't do school. Our mother tells people we're home schooled… she has a fake private school set up but we don't really do school.

"I haven't finished first grade and I'm 17."

Jordan was on the phone for 20 minutes with the operator as she discovered the horror and tried to describe the house's location.

She said: "I've never been out. I don't go out much so I don't know anything about the streets or anything."

When rescued, all the children but the youngest, a toddler, were 'severely malnourished', said the prosecutor.

The eldest – a 29-year-old woman – weighed only 82 pounds.

The children reportedly told the officers of how they were starved and locked up in cages.

They never ate breakfast and would only eat peanut butter, bologna, a frozen burrito or chips for lunch and dinner, according to police.

In February, Jack Osborn, representing the children, said the seven adult children are now healthy and moving on with their lives.

The Turpin parents were accused of abusing 12 of their 13 children, including, in some cases, allegedly shackling them and beating them routinely, said the prosecutors.

They pleaded guilty to one count of torture and one count of dependent abuse, also multiple counts of false imprisonment, child endangerment and adult abuse.

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said in court: "Unless a parole board… decides they should be released, they will serve the rest of their life in prison."

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