Couple Arrested for Keeping Their 13 Children Shackled and Imprisoned in Their Home | 22 Words

Couple Arrested for Keeping Their 13 Children Shackled and Imprisoned in Their Home

By Namina Forna

How much do you know about your neighbors? It's a particularly resonant question for one California community now grappling with the news that a pair of their neighbors have been abusing their 13 children – aged two to 29 – for years. At 6 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff's office in Perris, a community about two hours southeast of Los Angeles, received an unsettling call.  A 17-year-old girl claimed that she had just escaped the house where her parents had held she and her 12 siblings captive – many of them in shackles.

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