The shocking call from one of California's home children to save children who led to the rescue of 13 brothers and sisters came forward just one day before the parents were sentenced.
David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 50, are sentenced to at least 25 years in prison on Friday after they have pleaded guilty of abusing and imprisoning their children at their homes.
They were arrested in January 2018 after their 17-year-old daughter Jordan escaped from the house and called 911 to report that her parents were insulting and that some of her siblings had been chained to their beds.
The hair-raising 911 call audio, which was received by ABC News on Thursday, lasted 20 minutes, while the daughter informed the sender of the abuse and struggled to determine her address because she had not been outside alone before.
David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 50, are sentenced to at least 25 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty of mistreatment and imprisonment of their 13 children at home
& # 39; Ok, I live in a family of 15 people and my parents are insulting. They are abusing us and my two sisters are now chained. There are 13 children and then a mother and father, & she said in the 911 audio.
She further said that two of her sisters and one of her brothers were tied to their beds with chains.
When asked for more information about her location, the girl said: & I've never been outside. I don't go out much, so I don't know anything about the street or anything. & # 39;
The coordinator then asked if someone in the house had to go to the hospital.
& # 39; I'm not sure. "Sometimes we live in filth and sometimes I wake up and can't breathe because the house is so filthy," she said.
The coordinator answered: & # 39; When was the last time you had a bath? & # 39;
& # 39; I don't know, almost a year ago. But sometimes I feel so dirty, I wash my face and wash my hair, & said the girl.
After the coordinator asked if someone was taking medication, the girl replied, "Oh, I don't know what medication is."
The couple was happily guilty of abusing and imprisoning their children in their home. They are sentenced on Friday to at least 25 years in prison
They were arrested in January 2018 after their 17-year-old daughter Jordan had escaped from the house and called 911 to report that her brothers and sisters had been chained to the bed. She is pictured above in a YouTube video in which she says she has succeeded in uploading to YouTube
The teenager escaped from the family's house last January and called 911 to report the abuse of their parents
The 17-year-old also told the dispatcher that she and her brothers and sisters did not go to school.
& # 39; We don't do school. Our mother tells people that we were schooled at home … she set up a fake private school, but we don't really do school, & she said.
& # 39; I am not done with the first grade and I am 17.
& # 39; I don't know much about my mother. She doesn't like us. She never spends time with us. & # 39;
Sheriff & # 39; s delegates finally met the 17-year-old girl 20 minutes after she called 911 and discovered a house of horrors.
Officials found the children, who at that time ranged in age from 2 to 29, were seriously underweight. They had impeded growth and had not bathed for months.
The children told the officers that they had been starving and caged.
The Turpins had led a predominantly lonely, but seemingly unremarkable, life until the teenager jumped out of a window and asked for help in 2018.
David worked as an engineer for both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, while his wife Louise was mentioned in 2011 as a housewife in a bankruptcy petition.
The family led a nocturnal existence, making them largely out of sight of neighbors in a middle class division.
The 17-year-old also told the dispatcher that she and her brothers and sisters did not go to school and that they had not had a bath for more than a year
David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 50, were arrested in January 2018 after their 17-year-old daughter had escaped from home and 911
Children were not given food and things that other children take for granted, such as toys and games, and allowed to do little except write in magazines.
Some children suffered from severe malnutrition, growth retardation and muscle breakdown, including an 11-year-old baby girl.
The children were rarely admitted outside, but left on Halloween and traveled as a family to Disneyland and Las Vegas. They spent most of their time locked up in their rooms, except for limited meals or the use of the bathroom.
All children were hospitalized immediately after their discovery and did not speak in public. The Riverside County authorities then temporarily became curatorship over the adults.
The social services agency in charge of supervising the younger children refused to comment on their affairs.
The adult children all live together, go to school and become healthy while living a life similar to their peers, said Jack Osborn, a lawyer representing the seven adult children. He said they value their privacy.
& # 39; They are relieved that they can continue their lives now and not have the specter of a lawsuit hanging over their heads and all the stress that would have caused, & # 39; said Osborn.