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Horrific details emerge as Perris parents accused of holding 13 kids captive are charged with torture

PERRIS, Calif. - A couple in Perris beat, strangled and shackled their children for years, the abuse escalating from neglect to torture over time, prosecutors said Thursday.

Formal charges were announced Thursday against the parents accused of abusing their 13 children inside their Perris home.

David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, were charged with multiple felony counts of torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment, Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin announced. David Turpin also was charged with one count of a lewd act on a child by

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