ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer has exclusive interviews with children from the Turpin family, who authorities found captive inside their California home under harrowing conditions – starvation, in chains, brutal violence – after one escaped and called 911.
- In the two-hour primetime event, viewers will hear from the daughter who made the emergency call that led to their rescue, and her sister who previously attempted an escape – the first interviews from any of the 13 Turpin children. The program includes never-before-seen police body camera tape, as well as footage and photos from the children’s lives inside their parents’ house – characterized by authorities as a house of horror – and from the day one child made a run for it. It also features exclusive interviews with Riverside District Attorney Mike Hestrin, as well as the lead investigator on the case and other officials.
- The program includes an ABC News investigation, led by correspondent David Scott, into what’s happened to the children since the rescue.
- Escape from a House of Horror – A Diane Sawyer Special Event airs on 20/20 on Friday, November 19 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
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