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He went on to acknowledge that they had been through a "traumatic ordeal" (to say the least!) but were "very friendly and cooperative" with the staff.

Louise's younger sister and half-brother, Teresa Robinette and Billy Lambert, spoke of their hatred for the couple after discovering the abuse their children, aged from two to 29-years-old, went through. A teenage captive had escaped through a window and called for help, revealing a crime that has horrified and captivated the nation.

Those revelations came from prosecutors on Thursday as the parents received a slew of charges, including 12 counts of torture, six counts of child abuse and 12 counts false imprisonment.

The parents remained in jail Wednesday and the children remained in hospitals, where they are recovering from malnutrition. Riverside law enforcement officials are now scouring through the notebooks, according to USA Today.

"As a prosecutor, there are cases that stick with you, that will haunt you", District Attorney Mike Hestrin said.

The diaries also have sparked the interest of academics who research trauma and language. They had very little knowledge of the outside world and were poorly homeschooled. As great as many home-schoolers are, there also are parents who withdraw their children from public schools at precisely the moment when teachers, who are mandated public reporters of child abuse, start noticing signs of potentially risky family problems and asking questions. But this challenge also would be valuable in the study of communications barriers and the evolution of language.

Mark Reinecke, who is chief of psychology at Northwestern Medicine and specializes in treating children, said "there are individual differences in how people respond to unsafe situations".

"The staff that's worked with them have made comments to me", Uffer said. "This is the exact opposite". James Turpin said that he knew nothing about the case beyond what he had seen in the media.

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"Sure, we're saying we should have known, but behind closed doors you don't know what's going on", she said. The books are expected to be powerful evidence against their parents.

Theresa said: 'I hope they suffer as much, if not more, than those kids suffered, I hope they torture my sister for the rest of her life.

'They had a huge garbage dumpster at their house and we heard a baby kitten crying.

The children were accustomed to frequent beatings, including strangulation. These are the accusations against David and Louise Turpin, outlined during a news conference Thursday: - As punishment, the victims were allegedly tied up with ropes for weeks or even months at a time.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office says it has a record of being at the house twice. Authorities believe the only students were his own children, who were homeschooled.

The Spanish-style stucco house where the victims were allegedly held is located in a middle class neighborhood of Perris, a small city some 70 miles (110 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles.

That means they were deprived of vitamins and minerals essential to their development, Dr. Roshini Raj, an associate professor of medicine at New York University, told HLN.

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