New media gather outside the home of David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin in Perris, California, U.S., January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Robinette is the sister of Louise Turpin, 49, who along with her husband, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin, were jailed on $9 million bail each. Charges that may include torture and child endangerment could come Wednesday and a court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, authorities said.Deputies said some siblings were shackled to furniture in the foul-smelling home in suburban Riverside County. Robinette said she voiced concerns to her sister about the children's health.The arrests Sunday came after a 17-year-old daughter who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window and called 911 . Her parents had made the home a private school, a prison and a veritable torture chamber for the siblings aged 2 to 29, authorities said during a news conference Tuesday.Another aunt, Elizabeth Jane Flores, told ABC News' "Good Morning America" that she tried for years to get in touch with her sister, Louise Turpin, but Turpin shut her out.Flores tearfully said she and Turpin didn't have a relationship for two decades beyond the odd phone call.Neighbors said that the family kept to themselves and never so much as waved.Kirby said the siblings' physical and emotional recovery period will likely be long and arduous.
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