Tortured Teen's Secret YouTube Videos Show What Life Was Like in the Turpin Home

Turpin teen's YouTube videos
ABC 7 News

Before a California teen escaped her family home and alerted police to the abusive living conditions that she and her 12 siblings were being subjected to, she managed to post revealing videos on YouTube. Under an alias, this brave 17-year-old reportedly uploaded multiple videos that shed some light on what life in the Turpin home was like during the time she was allegedly tortured and starved. 


According to ABC 7, the teen recorded herself singing what's believed to be her own songs that have a common theme: sadness. "You blame me for everything, you blame me in every way, you blame me for what they say, what they say," she sings in one of the clips. 

Her most recent video was reportedly uploaded just days before she managed to break free in January and call authorities to save her chained siblings still being held captive. But not all of her videos were of her singing; one showed the family's two dogs -- with piled clothing in the background as well as dirt on the walls and "grime-smudged doors," according to ABC News.

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The pets as well as the youngest Turpin sibling were the only ones who didn't appear to be severely malnourished when they were finally rescued, according to police. ABC News also reports that the teen had a secret Instagram account with selfies as well as photos of Justin Bieber. 

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The parents, David and Louise Turpin, are in custody and have been denied any contact with their 13 kids. They've been charge with child abuse, torture, and false imprisonment but are pleading not guilty to all counts. 

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