California home in alleged child torture case is sold

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California home where authorities say a couple tortured most of their 13 children has been sold in an online auction.

The Press-Enterprise reports that the four-bedroom house in the Riverside County city of Perris was sold Wednesday for $310,360 to an unidentified bidder.

Authorities arrested suspects David and Louise Turpin last year after their 17-year-old daughter escaped from the home and called 911. Both have pleaded not guilty to torture and other crimes and are each being held on $12 million bail.

Authorities have said some of the children were shackled to their beds and were beaten and starved.

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The home was recently appraised at $353,138 by Riverside County.

The newspaper says the alleged crimes were not mentioned in documents attached to the property listing.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

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