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Turpin Parents Prohibited From Contacting Kids Until 2021

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The Turpin parents are prohibited from contacting their 13 children until 2021, a judge ruled Wednesday during a court hearing.

A judge banned Louise and David Turpin — who stand accused of abusing and torturing their family — from contacting their children, believing it will tamper with the ongoing investigation, reported ABC News. The parents must stay at least 100 yards away from the children and not use any electronic devices. The only way the David and Louise can contact their children is through an attorney.

The parents had their hands and feet shackled as they awaited the verdict, and they are both held on a $12 million bail.

The Turpin children are reportedly leaving the hospital Thursday, with the six youngest children split up into two foster homes and the seven older children going to a supervised assisted living facility.

David and Louise were arrested Jan. 14 after their 17-year-old daughter escaped through a window to call 911. Authorities found three children chained to furniture, and the parents have since been charged with 12 counts of torture, 12 counts of false imprisonment, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult and six counts of child abuse or neglect. David is also charged with lewd acts against a child.

Their next court hearing is Feb. 23.

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