Many will ask why did it take so long for one of these siblings to escape and go for help.
History has taught us that parents convicted in similar cases exerted extreme control over their children though intimidation, psychological and physical coercion, and in addition the parents frequently possessed their own belief system, which they would brainwash their children into believing and then practicing.
Vulnerable children growing up in these abusive, torturous circumstances are conditioned and raised to believe that their only source of survival is with their abusers. They are cut off from society, from an education, from television, from playing with other kids etc. They are psychologically, physically, emotionally and mentally stunted!
This case is very reminiscent of the 2010 Marcus Wesson case : http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/marcus-wesson-mass-murder-surviving-family-speaks-abuse/story?id=11089648
More on the 13 siblings and their story:
Preventative education is essential, being inquisitive and alert to the people, children, groups, churches etc that are around us is essential and is all of our responsibilities.
The extraordinary amount of courage and strength these 13 siblings posses - to have endured so much - our hearts and prayers go out to them.
The FACT Team