You have probably heard by now about the case that pretty much shocked the country. David and Louise Turpin tortured their thirteen children for a long time before the police were informed of the abuse by one of the children who escaped and managed to put the parents behind bars.
What is quite interesting and even odd is the fact that the abusers have something in common with reality TV family the Duggars aside from both having a great number of kids.
Apparently, both decided to name all of the said children with ‘J’ words!
Court documents revealed the fact that the Turpin family kids’ names all start with a J.
But while the legal papers were not able to provide their actual names, fans of the Duggars’ 19 Kids and Counting, on the other hand, definitely know all of them!
Jim Bob and Michelle named all of their children starting with a J in order to honor their dad’s first name – Jill, Josh, Jinger, Jessa and Joy Anna – to mention just a few.
And the similarities don’t stop here, because, let’s be serious, the Duggars had their fair share of scandals as well.
For instance, when he was still a minor, Josh was accused of molesting a child!
However, it is safe to say that whatever the TV family did, pales in comparison with the horrors the 13 kids of the Turpins had to go through at the hands of their own parents.
During their appearance in court on Thursday, the mother and father of 13 pleaded not guilty to the accusations of torture and ‘lewd act on a minor,’ which ‘is in reference to David Turpin allegedly touching one of the victims (female) in a lewd way by force or fear.’
Supposedly, they kept the children chained to furniture, beat them up regularly and starved them.
The DA revealed that ‘We’re not charging torture on the two-year-old. I do not know why but apparently the two-year-old was getting enough to eat.’
So that means 12 charges of torture! To be noted that their offspring’s ages are between 2 and 29.
They were allegedly only given food once a day and were allowed to shower no more than twice a year!