Perris Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged Torture and Abuse Charges

posted by Jorge Lopez -

The Perris, California couple who were accused of holding their 13 children captive were charged today. Charges included 12 counts of torture, 7 counts of abuse of a dependent adult, 6 counts of child abuse and 12 counts of false imprisonment. The couple could face up to 94 years to life in prison if convicted.

The father, David Allen Turpin, and mother, Louise Turpin, entered pleas of not guilty at their arraignment. A court conference was scheduled for Feb. 23 in Riverside. They are being held on $12 million bail each.

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Below are videos of the Turpins entering their "Not Guilty" pleas.

LIVE: Dave Lopez has the latest after a Perris couple pleads not guilty to alleged torture and abuse of their 13 children cbsloc.al/2EW2TuJ

Posted by CBS Los Angeles on Thursday, January 18, 2018
Perris couple plead not guilty, held on $12M bail each

BREAKING NEWS: The Perris couple accused of torturing their 13 malnourished children entered not guilty pleas in court and are being held on bail of $12 million each. The latest: http://abc7.la/2BeEcqY

Posted by ABC7 on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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