Captive kids slowly providing information to investigators

  • In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, neighbor Liza Tozier, and her son, Avery Sanchez, 6, drop off his large “Teddy” as a gift for the children who lived on a home where police arrested a couple accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif., More than $120,000 has been donated to help the 13 siblings who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)

  • In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, defendants Louise Anna Turpin, left, with attorney Jeff Moore, and David Allen Turpin, right, with attorney Allison Lowe, appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, Calif. More than $120,000 has been donated to help 13 siblings in California who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents, the Turpins, and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (Los Angeles Times/Gina Ferazzi via AP, Pool, file)

LOS ANGELES — 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.

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