PERRIS, CA (FOX 11) - The Perris parents accused of torturing 12 of their 13 children sat arms distance from each other at their second court appearance on Wednesday afternoon.
Their hands and feet were shackled as a judge ordered them to have no contact with any of their kids for the next three years.
“You must not try to actually get their addresses or locations, you must have no personal, telephone or electronic contact,” Judge Emma C. Smith said.
Riverside County prosecutors filed the protective order to safeguard all the victims who are now being treated at local hospitals.
Outside court Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham would only say it’s common in domestic violence cases.
“It was just a standard motion,” he said.
The children were rescued on Sunday January 14, 2018 after deputies discovered some of them chained up inside their Perris home.
Prosectors allege the parents starved and beat them while forcing them to live in their own waste.
What allegedly happened behind closed doors, the court wants to make sure can’t happen again.
“You must stay at least 100 yards away from all of them at all times other than at court proceedings where everyone is ordered to be present,” Smith said.
The Turpin’s, who pleaded not guilty at their last court appearance, had no objection from their attorney’s to the latest court order.
In fact, both parents had little reaction to the ruling to cut ties with their children.
“You are nodding your head,” Smith commented while reading the order to Mr. Turpin.
The parents are due back in court at the end of February.
Their bail stands at $12 million each.