Turpin family torture case: Teen who escaped California home posted videos on YouTube under alias

Alex Lasker
Turpin family torture case: Teen who escaped California home posted videos on YouTube under alias

A 17-year-old girl who managed to escape squalid conditions inside her family's Southern California home managed to post videos and photos online while still inside the residence.

One of the 13 children of David and Louise Turpin somehow found a way to upload a series of videos on YouTube under an alias where she sang songs she wrote about her life at home, according to ABC News.

"You blame me for everything, you blame me in every way, you blame me for what they say, what they say," sings the teen in one of her videos.

In another one of her posts, the 17-year-old can be seen playing with one of the family's dogs in a filthy, cluttered hallway.

ABC News reports that the teen also had a secret Instagram account, where she posted mostly selfies and photos of Justin Bieber.

Pictured: A 17-year-old female Turpin sibling sings a song she penned about her life in the abusive household 

How the teen maintained a social media presence remains unclear, given that her parents had seemingly cut her and her siblings off from society completely.

Her most recent post went up just seven days before she escaped through a window of her Perris home in January to alert police that she and her siblings were being held captive by their abusive parents.

When officers arrived at the home, they discovered the 12 other victims living in a deplorable state, some of them bound, shackled or padlocked to beds. Almost all of the siblings were severely malnourished.

David Turpin, 57, and his wife, Louise, 49, were arrested in January and are facing over 80 charges, including torture, false imprisonment, abuse of a dependent adult and child abuse. David Turpin has also been charged with one count of a lewd act on a child under the age of 14 by force or fear of duress.

Both parents are currently being held on $12 million bail, respectively, and face up to life in prison if convicted on all charges.

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