SIX children from the infamous Turpin family have alleged that they were forced to eat their own vomit by their foster parents, according to new lawsuits.
They claim their foster parents forced them to recall the horrific abuse they suffered while living with biological parents Louise and David before they were rescued in 2018.
さらに, the kids say they were physically, 性的に, and emotionally abused by their foster parents.
The foster parents have been identified as Mr and Mrs O in court documents seen by 今日.
In their lawsuit, the children alleged the foster parents made sexually suggestive comments.
They also claimed that they were forced to eat their own vomit and allegedly forced to take part in a “confession circle talk” where they had to rehash their trauma.
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The Turpin siblings claimed that their foster parents threatened to send them back to their biological parents David and Louise – who are currently in jail after being sentenced in 2019.
そして, the lawsuit alleges that the kids had their hair pulled out and were struck with belts by the foster parents.
The lawsuits have been filed against Riverside County and the private foster care firm ChildNetYouth and Family Services.
Riverside officials told the ニューヨークポスト: “We deeply care about the safety and wellbeing of every single child under our care.
“Our hearts go out to the Turpin siblings. Any instance when a child is harmed is heartbreaking.
“We continue to evaluate our practices with a critical eye and are committed to understanding and addressing the root cause.
“This includes expanding the availability of quality and safe placements for all children in foster care.”
Brett Lewis, a spokesman for ChildNet Youth and Family Services, 前記: "現時点では, our organization is not at liberty to disclose facts or discuss the allegations made in the complaint.
“We look forward to providing the facts at the appropriate time in court. Our agency has been serving California’s most vulnerable, traumatized youth for over 50 年.
“We have a strong track record of providing excellent care and continue to demonstrate our commitment to these children.”
今年の初め, a couple who fostered five of the Turpin children were criminally charged with abusing the kids.
Foster dad Marcelino Olguin, 63, was charged with sexual abuse and physically and mentally torturing the foster kids.
His wife Rosa, 58, and daughter Lennys, 37, have also been charged with torture and false imprisonment. All three pled not guilty to the charges.
The Olguin family, from Perris, カリフォルニア, fostered five of the Turpin siblings after their dramatic escape from their biological parents’ 家.
ザ・ 13 kids were reportedly fed only once a day by their parents, allowed to shower just once a year, and were deprived of toys and games.
When they were eventually rescued, the children were so malnourished that they were all assumed to be under 18, although seven were adults.
Investigators said that an 11-year-old girl was so malnourished that her arm circumference was the equivalent of a four-and-a-half-month-old baby.
The kids reportedly lived on bologna and peanut butter sandwiches while their parents ate take-out.
The Turpin parents allegedly kept their kids chained to filthy beds or furniture, or even locked them in their rooms.
Jennifer Turpin told ABC journalist Diane Sawyer that she was afraid to do anything wrong because her biological parents would beat her.
彼女は主張した: “私が1つの小さなことを間違えた場合, 殴られるつもりだった.
“And not just beat, beat until I bled.”
Jennifer claimed that her biological parents would use the Bible to justify the abuse.
彼女は言いました: “They loved to point out things in Deuteronomy, それを言って, ‘We have the right to do this to you.’
“That they even had the right to kill us if we didn’t listen.”