RivCo launches probe into services, care of rescued Turpin siblings

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Riverside County announced Friday, Nov. 19, it has hired a former federal judge to investigate services and treatment provided to the 13 Turpin siblings who were rescued from a torturous home in Perris four years ago. The move follows reports by ABC News in which some of the siblings said they were living in poor surroundings and unable to access basic services or money that had been raised for them through private donations – allegations backed up by county District Attorney Mike Hestrin. In a statement Friday, Riverside County CEO Jeff Van Wagenen said his office has retained former U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson to investigate “the recent allegations regarding the care, services and placement provided to the 13 Turpin siblings by Riverside County departments.” He s
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