Turpin Kids Resettling Into Their New Lives And Want To Get GEDs, Lawyer Says

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

The seven Turpin adults are currently resettling into their new lives and want to get GEDs, one of their lawyer’s told PEOPLE magazine.

Caleb Mason, a lawyer for the seven adult siblings from California, gave an update on the recovery process of the Turpin kids to PEOPLE magazine. Mason said that one of their first objectives is to get educations and work on getting GEDs. Their attorney is currently working with college officials to create a study plan for the Turpins, considering most of them never had a formal education.

“None of them has had what I think anyone would consider adequate exposure to education, and that is what we are trying to remedy right now,” Mason said. The seven Turpins also want to attend classes in school and do not want to do an online education program, Mason also noted.

“We are hoping that we can find them within the next couple of years sitting in a college campus taking notes like anybody else. They have the same spectrum of hopes and dreams and educational aspirations as any other group of young adults,” Mason added.

The eldest Turpin son attended the Mt. San Jacinto College. The unnamed man was a star student and even made the honor roll in fall 2015 and spring 2016. He did not receive a degree but attended the college from 2014 to presumably 2016, Fox News reported.

David and Louise Turpin are accused of child abuse and torture for 12 of their 13 children. They are both held on a $12 million bail and can face life in prison. Their next court date is set for May. (RELATED: Turpin Adults Wore Children’s Clothes At Hospital Because They Were So Underweight)

The seven adults were released from the Corona Regional Medical Center and are currently living in an undisclosed location, ABC News reported March 20.

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