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Sentencing being held for parents in shackled kids case

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 14:27:24-04

(KGTV and AP) -- Sentencing is scheduled Friday for the parents of 13 children found captive in their Perris, California home.

Sentencing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Friday for David and Louise Turpin.

The pair pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts, including one count of torture, four counts of false imprisonment, six counts of cruelty to a dependent and three counts of willful child cruelty.

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Both David and Louise Turpin are facing 25 years to life in prison.

The couple’s children, who range in age from two to 29, were found after their 17-year-old sibling jumped out of a window and called 911.

The teen reported to police that her parents were holding her 12 brothers and sisters hostage.

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The residence was registered as a private school with David Turpin listed as the principal and six of the youngest children enrolled.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.