See The Parents Accused of Shackling Their 13 Kids Get Taken Away by Cops

A couple accused of imprisoning their 13 children in dark and filthy conditions in their Perris, California, home believed it was by God’s will that they had a large family, according to reports.

The parents of David Turpin told ABC News their son and his wife Louise had so many children because “God called on them.”

The couple is accused of using chains and padlocks to shackle several of their children to their beds, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.