Acts of torture

David and Louise Turpin look art each other as they appear in court for a conference about their case in Riverside, Calif., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. They have pleaded not guilty to torture and other charges and each is held on $12 million bail. The couple was arrested last month after their 17-year-old daughter escaped from the family's home in Perris, Calif., and called 911. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, Pool)
February 23, 2018 - 6:27 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse. David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft of other charges and are being held on $12...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are scheduled to appear Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case. (Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 23, 2018 - 1:41 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court on Friday. David and Louse Turpin are scheduled to appear in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case. They have pleaded not guilty to torture...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are scheduled to appear Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case. (Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 23, 2018 - 2:11 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court on Friday. David and Louse Turpin are scheduled to appear in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case. They have pleaded not guilty to torture...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, actor Scott Baio arrives at the TeenNick HALO Awards in Los Angeles. Former “Charles in Charge” actor Alexander Polinsky says Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles during a news conference called by his attorney. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former "Charles in Charge" actor says Scott Baio assaulted and "mentally tortured" him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Alexander Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday in Los Angeles during a news conference. Polinsky says Baio exposed himself, talked...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni adjusts his hat, as he attends an election rally at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, Uganda. The neighboring East African countries of Uganda and Rwanda have faced years of uneasy relations and in 2018 tensions have risen over claims of forced repatriation and torture. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
February 02, 2018 - 4:22 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda's secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries. Gatsinzi claims he was arrested by security agents after visiting his son at a Ugandan university in December and that 12...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni adjusts his hat, as he attends an election rally at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, Uganda. The neighboring East African countries of Uganda and Rwanda have faced years of uneasy relations and in 2018 tensions have risen over claims of forced repatriation and torture. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
February 02, 2018 - 4:21 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda's secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries. Gatsinzi claims he was arrested by security agents after visiting his son at a Ugandan university in December and that 12...
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February 02, 2018 - 4:04 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda's secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries. Gatsinzi claims he was arrested by security agents after visiting his son at a Ugandan university in December and that 12...
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February 02, 2018 - 3:59 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Tensions have risen between Uganda and Rwanda over claims of spying, forced repatriation and torture. Uganda has accused Rwanda of sending people to hunt down and repatriate its own citizens, some of them registered refugees. Meanwhile, some Rwandans accuse Ugandan security...
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January 30, 2018 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York City school librarian has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for scheming to carry out gruesome fantasies of kidnapping, torturing and killing women and girls. Robert Christopher Asch was sentenced Monday in Manhattan federal court. The 65-year-old Manhattan...
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David Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Turpin appear in court in Riverside, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. David and Louise Turpin are accused of abusing their 13 children — ranging from 2 to 29 — before they were rescued on Jan. 14 from their home in Perris. They have pleaded not guilty to torture and other charges. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
January 24, 2018 - 7:24 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The California children who authorities say were tortured by their parents and so malnourished that their growth was stunted are slowly providing valuable information to investigators, a prosecutor told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "Victims in these kinds of cases,...
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