A Riverside County judge has granted a request by prosecutors to keep a Perris couple from having any contact or communication with the children they're charged with abusing, neglecting, and torturing for years. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
The Perris couple charged with imprisoning and torturing their 13 children in their home could face life in prison. KVCR's Benjamin Purper was at a news conference held by Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin today (Thursday), where the extent of the Turpin family parents' abuse of their children was detailed.
In the wake of a Perris couple being held in jail for holding their children captive in their home - which was also registered as a "home school" - an Inland Empire lawmaker is proposing legislation to give the state some oversight over home schools. KVCR's Benjamin Purper filed this report for NPR News.
In Perris, it's not just the neighbors who were unaware of what was happening inside the Turpin home where authorities found the 13 emaciated Turpin children. The Turpin parents arrested on suspicion of child abuse were running a home school that authorities seem to know nothing about. Now, the California Legislature is looking into changing rules for home schooling. Reporter Vanessa Rancano has more.
Residents of a normally quiet neighborhood in Perris were shocked to hear that their neighbors - David and Louise Turpin - were holding their 13 emaciated children hostage under inhospitable conditions in their home. In this story aired on the California Report on 91.9 KVCR this morning (Wednesday), reporter Valerie Hamilton profiles the neighbors and neighborhood where apparently no one suspected anything about what went on inside the house for years.