'House of Horrors' parents plead not guilty to new charges

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Lawyers representing the seven adult Turpin siblings share details on their ongoing recovery.

A source tells CBS News the younger six are split between two foster homes.

The children's parents are pleading not guilty to over 37 counts of torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment. A state court judge has banned any contact by the parents with the children or other witnesses in the case for the next three years.

Prosecutors revealed new charges Friday afternoon for David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of starving and torturing their 13 children in their Perris home.

The lewd acts charge against David Turpin stems from his alleged molestation of one of the girls.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Riverside police arrested the couple on January 15 for allegedly withholding food from their 13 children in addition to limiting their bathroom use and allowing them to only shower once a year.

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It was not immediately clear where the children, who range in age from two to 29, are now. There, they have an open outdoor area to play sports and exercise.

"Deciding what they're going to read, deciding what they're going to wear, these are all things that are decisions they make every day that are new and empowering", Osborn said.

Riverside County has obtained a temporary conservatorship for the seven adult siblings, who declined to speak with reporters through their attorneys.

"In cases like this there are long-term needs like behavioral health, housing, scholarships, educational support, tutors and medical needs", she said.

The siblings allegedly spent years in captivity, at times shackled to their beds, beaten, and extremely malnourished.

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David and Louise Turpin were arrested for torturing 12 of their children after one of those kids, a 17-year-old girl, escaped and dialed 911 on an old cellphone.

Authorities said the abuse had been going on for so long that the children's growth was stunted.

"I just want you to understand just what special individuals they are", Osborn said. 'They all have their own aspirations and their own interests and now they may have an opportunity to address those, which is really exciting'.

The couple have pleaded not guilty to almost 40 charges each of torture, false imprisonment, abuse on a dependent adult and child abuse. The charges against them only cover the time the family lived in Riverside County, which began in 2010.

The adult children are excited by the prospect of getting to go to the beach, the mountains and the movies.

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