Disturbing secrets continue to spill out about David and Louise Turpin, the parents who allegedly held their 13 children captive in their California home.
The Turpins managed to lock their kids, aged 2 to 29 years old, away from the world using padlocks and chains, while they beat and slowly starved them to death, as previously reported by Dearly.
Their 17-year-old daughter managed to escape “The House of Horrors,” alerting police who subsequently rescued her siblings. Her escape allowed authorities to learn the gruesome details of the siblings’ suffering in the urine-soaked home.
As Dearly previously reported, brother Billy Lambert described Louise’s desire to become famous. He said Louise told him that she wanted to make a splash on reality TV as the next Kate Gosselin, with her family starring in their own version of “Kate Plus 8.”
Now, KRON reports that Louise’s sister, Teresa Robinette, has revealed more bizarre details about the secret life the husband and wife were living. She described the parents’ sexual escapades, which included Louise sleeping with a stranger and re-enacting it later with her husband.
Robinette explained during an interview Monday with “Megyn Kelly Today”:
“She went to Huntsville, Alabama and David dropped her off. She met this man at a motel and slept with him. What makes it even weirder …. exactly one year to the date that she did that, she called me and she thought it was funny that David was taking her back to the exact same motel, same room, same bed. So David could sleep with her in the same bed.”
Sources familiar with the Turpin’s investigation told Crime Watch Daily detectives are considering performing DNA tests on the 13 kids to confirm they are all related. The publication added that the Sheriff’s Department did not confirm that information.
The NY Post reports Robinette said the mom and dad used the older children as babysitters to “take care of the younger children so that her and David could kinda sow those wild oats that they didn’t sow when she was younger.”
The couple married after David kidnapped Louise when she was 16 years old by convincing school employees in Princeton, West Virginia, to let him take the sophomore out of school, according to the NY Post. After the pair was captured in Texas and brought home, Louise’s father, Wayne, then gave his blessing for the teen to marry David, who is eight years her senior.
The couple eventually moved to Texas and severed their relationship with Louise’s family, including her mom and dad who divorced two years later over a fight about their daughter’s marriage.
Robinette told Megyn Kelly that, before Louise cut off contact with her, she was able to speak to the kids through video chat around seven or eight years ago:
“They were very friendly, but it was a very weird conversation every time because they weren’t real talkative.”
The aunt told Kelly that she and her family now hopes to meet with her nieces and nephews to reassure them that they’re loved and have family members who are “not deranged.” At the same time, Robinette isn’t interested having contact with her sister and brother-in-law who are “dead” to her.
She continued that her sister was a victim of sexual abuse by a family member. Robinette claims she was also abused, along with their mother and some cousins.
David and Louise will be back in court on February 23 to face 12 counts of torture, seven counts of abuse on a dependent adult, 12 counts of false imprisonment, and six counts of child abuse.
The father was given an additional charge committing a lewd act on a child by force; the alleged victim is one of Turpin’s daughters. The couple is both being held on bail of $12 million each.
According to the Crime Watch Daily, reports suggest that authorities may “send cadaver dogs” into the family home to search for dead bodies as the investigation continues.
Watch Robinette discuss her family with Kelly below: