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California Parents Charged With Torture Over 13 Malnourished, Shackled Siblings

A seventeen-year-old was able to free herself from shackles inside her parents home and was able to alert authorities about her 12 siblings, several of whom were found shackled to their beds and malnourished, just two hours southeast of Los Angeles on Sunday, according to The New York Times. The teenager was able to escape the house in Perris, California, on Sunday and used a cellphone to call the police over how her siblings were being held against their will, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Officers arrived to find the siblings, who ranged from ages 2 to 20, inside of the filthy house, living in the dark without access to food or water with some shackled in place,…