Perris torture case: Teen who escaped Turpin home posted videos under alias

Isaac Cain
March 9, 2018

The teenage girl who escaped from the California "House of Horrors" posted videos from inside the family home on a secret YouTube account.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Riverside police arrested the couple on January 14 after their 17-year-old daughter escaped through a window and called 911 using a deactivated cell phone. She informed authorities that she and her siblings were being held against their will, starved, tortured, and even prevented from bathing. Authorities said the Turpin children, who range in age from 2 to 29, have suffered physical and cognitive impairments due to the years of neglect.

Since the arrest, the public has only gotten a few sparse glimpses of life inside the "House of Horrors" through crime scene photos, but the 17-year-old's YouTube videos are offering a new perspective.

The network said that the girl also had an Instagram account, which was mostly comprised of selfies. It's unclear whether the full catalogue of videos still exists online.

Most of the clips are of the young girl singing songs she wrote herself.

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The clips also give some insight into the conditions inside the home, with one showing a huge pile of clothes in the corner of a room and dirt smeared on the door. MORE: Outline of accusations against Turpin parentsShe also posted video of two family dogs, in what appears to be her bedroom. The case drew global attention and shocked neighbors who said they rarely saw the couple's children in the neighborhood.

One of the girls in the Turpin family appeared on You Tube under a different name.

By February, lawyers for the older children told media that they were making decisions for themselves for the first time.

Prosecutors will allege the Turpins used ropes to tie up their children for many years, including hog-tying one child, before beginning to use chains and padlocks after one child escaped. They have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of child endangerment, abuse and torture. Louise and David Turpin.

David and Louise Turpin are being held in prison each on $12 million bail.

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