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They carry a surname that millions around the world associate with unfathomable cruelty, and they carry trauma that no person should ever have to endure.
But more than two years on from their rescue, the 13 Turpin children are forging new lives away from their abusive parents and the ‘house of horrors’ in which they were held captive for so many years.
“They’re all happy,” Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham told PEOPLE this week. “They are moving on with their lives.”
The children, from California, were the survivors of one of the worst child abuse and neglect cases in recent US history.
Their parents, David and Louise Turpin, were each sentenced to 25 years behind bars in April…