Eldest son of Turpin family 'attended college and was a straight A student'
According to reports their eldest - now 26 - attended local community college
The eldest son of parents who allegedly tortured and held captive their 13 children attended a local college, it has emerged.
David and Louise Turpin are accused of abusing their 13 children - ranging from two to 29 years old - before they were rescued on January 14 from their home in Perris, California. They have pleaded not guilty to torture and other charges.
According to reports their eldest - now 26 - attended local community college Mt. San Jacinto College.
His mum would drive him to college and wait outside for hom.
He was on the president’s honor roll in fall 2015 and spring 2016, a spokeswoman for the college, Karin Marriott, said.
ABC News obtained a transcript which showed he earned As in many subjects.
The young man never spoke about his home life and was described by classmates as "quiet".
At a court hearing last week the parents were banned from contacting their children during the trial.
All of the children remain in hospital, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said.
Deputies arrested the husband and wife after their 17-year-old daughter climbed out a window and called 911. Authorities allegedly found the siblings in the family's filthy home, with three of them said to be shackled to beds when deputies knocked on the door.
Investigators have learned that the children were isolated from each other and locked in different rooms in small groups, Mr Hestrin said.
The children did not have access to televisions or radios but were able to read and write and expressed themselves in hundreds of journals that were seized from the home, the district attorney said.
"It appears to me that they lacked any kind of understanding about how the world worked," Mr Hestrin said.
Additional reporting by Press Association