>> The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive in the family's squalid home were charged Thursday with torture, child abuse and false imprisonment. As prosecutors said, the victims were beaten, starved and chained.>> If convicted of these charges, if convicted of all of these charges as currently filed, these defendants are facing up to 94 years to life in prison.
>> David and Louise Turpin were arrested after their emaciated 17 year old daughter climbed out of a window of the family home in Paris, California and called the police. Prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse that allegedly took place at the house where the children were home schooled.>> The victims report that as a punishment, starting many years ago, they began to be tied up.
None of the victims were allowed to shower more than once a year. All the victims were and are severely malnourished.>> The father was also charged with one count of committing a lewd act on a child. In court on Thursday, the two pleaded not guilty to all charges.