Offbeat Fairfield, California mother of 10 arrested again on abuse charges

21:12  16 may  2018
21:12  16 may  2018 Source:   kcra.com

Police: Parents charged after 10 children "rescued from horrible living conditions"

  Police: Parents charged after 10 children The victims range in age from 4 months to 12 years; their father, Jonathan Allen, has been charged with felony torture and child abuseFAIRFIELD, Calif. — A California man has been arrested for what police say was "a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse" of his 10 children between the ages of 4 months and 12 years old. Police in Fairfield, California say they uncovered the alleged abuse after responding to a report of a missing child March 31.

The 30-year-old mother is out on bail after her arrest in late March, in which she was being charged with abuse VIDEO: Police discuss alleged abuse of 10 children in Fairfield . Top Stories. ONLY ON ACTION NEWS: Fresno tire slasher strikes again . Number of STDs hit record high in California .

Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said Monday the abuse was revealed in interviews with the children over the past six weeks. A mother of 10 children who California authorities say were tortured and neglected is denying the allegations. Rogers was arrested on March 31 and charged with neglect.

a person standing in a room © Leticia Ordaz/KCRA A Fairfield, California mother accused of abusing her 10 children after they were found living in what police described as "horrible conditions" was arrested again Wednesday in Solano County court on additional charges.

Ina Rogers, who was in court on previously filed charges, faces a total of 10 counts of child abuse and neglect. Her bail was set at $495,000.

Rogers, 31, was previously arrested but was released on bail.

She told reporters earlier this week that the allegations against she and her husband are false.

It's still unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the years authorities claim the children were abused inside their home in suburban Fairfield. Their mother claimed social services interviewed the kids three years ago but nothing came of the visit.

Prosecutor: Children tortured "for sadistic purposes"

  Prosecutor: Children tortured A California police lieutenant says children taken from a home said they had puncture wounds, burns, bruises and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun. Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County, said she was "horrified" by the statements from the children and that torture was carried out in the house "for sadistic purposes." She declined to elaborate.

The children range from 4 months to 12 years old, said Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut. The father, Jonathan Allen, 29, faces felony charges of torture and child abuse and the 30-year-old mother Ina Rogers faces child neglect charges . She was arrested March 31 and released after posting $ 10

Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said Monday the abuse was revealed in interviews with the children over the past six weeks. A mother of 10 children who California authorities say were tortured and neglected is denying the allegations. Rogers was arrested on March 31 and charged with neglect.

++DA: Fairfield mother to face 9 felony child abuse charges

Rogers told reporters that she had one prior interaction with child welfare officials when her mother "had mentioned something" that prompted a home visit. Officials took pictures of the children and interviewed them individually, she said.

"Nothing was founded, my kids were placed back with me," Rogers said.

Solano County's Child Welfare Services department officials did not immediately respond to requests Tuesday for details about the visit, or information about other interactions they may have had with members of the household.

Sheriff's and prosecutors say the children were rescued from a filthy house in March and had suffered puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun. Sharon Henry, the county's chief deputy district attorney, said they were tortured "for sadistic purposes."

10 children allegedly tortured in Calif. home; mother denies abuse

  10 children allegedly tortured in Calif. home; mother denies abuse On the outside it looked like a normal home, nestled on a tree-lined cul-de-sac in the North Bay city of Fairfield, California. But when investigators opened the screen door of the house on Fieldstone Court, they were horrified — 10 children had lived for years amid piles of spoiled food and feces, allegedly burned and shot with BB guns.The case rattled a normally quiet suburb in Solano County and prompted a fierce defense from the children’s mother, who insisted Monday that she and her husband had done nothing wrong.

Ten children believed to be abused and living in “horrible” conditions were removed from a home in Fairfield , California , police announced Monday. The mother , identified by police as Ina Rogers, 30, was arrested and charged with child neglect. The 10 children were taken into custody by Solano

A California couple was arrested after police allegedly found their 10 children living in squalor at their Fairfield home. Authorities suspect the abuse dates back to 2014. The mother , Ina Rogers, 30, was arrested and charged with 10 felony charges of child neglect.

Their father, Jonathan Allen, 29, was arrested Friday and is in Solano County Jail on seven counts of torture and nine counts of felony child abuse. He has pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $5.2 million.

++Q&A: Fairfield father accused of torture argues he's 'not a cruel dad'

Allen denied the allegations Tuesday in an interview with KCRA, declaring "I am not an animal."

"The truth is that it is a functioning household," he said. "Everyone helped everyone. It was a complete circle - the older ones helped the little ones."

Questions remain as to how the children and the alleged abuse went undetected for years until March 31, when police responding to a missing juvenile report entered the house.

They found a home filled with rotted food and human and animal waste, said Fairfield Lt. Greg Hurlbut. Police removed the children, ages 4 months to 12 years, and arrested Rogers on suspicion of neglect. She was released after posting $10,000 bail.

California mom of 10 to appear in court on abuse charges

  California mom of 10 to appear in court on abuse charges Prosecutors say they will file nine counts of felony child abuse against the California mother of 10 children who officials say suffered long-term abuse in a filthy home.Load Error

The children range from 4 months to 12 years old, said Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut. The father, Jonathan Allen, 29, faces felony charges of torture and child abuse and the 30-year-old mother Ina Rogers faces child neglect charges . She was arrested March 31 and released after posting $ 10

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++'I'm not an animal,' Fairfield father accused in torture case speaks

Stories about the alleged abuse came out gradually in interviews with the children over the past six weeks and eight of the children told professionals about incidents dating back several years, authorities said.

Rogers said she home-schooled the children, but the Fairfield home was not registered as a private school and neither were three prior addresses in Fairfield and Vallejo, according to the California Department of Education.

California law requires children to be enrolled in public school unless they meet specific exemptions, such as documented attendance at a private school. Parents who teach their own children can register as a private school but the state does not approve, monitor or inspect them. Some home-based instruction is also offered through self-directed programs at public or charter schools.

Rogers said she previously enrolled her two oldest children in school but decided to teach them herself because she didn't think they were getting enough attention. She said her daughter failed to get on the school bus on her first day of kindergarten and was later found talking to a stranger and his dog at the school, she said.

Fairfield, California parents accused of abusing 10 kids had history of domestic violence

  Fairfield, California parents accused of abusing 10 kids had history of domestic violence The Fairfield, Calif. man accused of torturing his children had a history of domestic violence and a knack for isolating his family from relatives and neighbors, court records and interviews show. Jonathan Allen, 29, was known to his neighbors as an enigmatic loner, but police records paint a picture of a man who has routinely threatened the lives of his wife and children. He was arrested Friday and booked into Solano County Jail on seven counts of torture and nine counts of child abuse or endangerment.

Fairfield California : Ina Rogers, Jonathan Allen charged after children found ‘living in squalor,’ police say. Allen, 29, faces felony charges of torture and child abuse and the 30-year-old Rogers faces child neglect charges . She was arrested March 31 and released after posting $ 10 ,000 bail.

The children range from 4 months to 12 years old, said Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut. The father, Jonathan Allen, 29, faces felony charges of torture and child abuse and the 30-year-old mother Ina Rogers faces child neglect charges . She was arrested March 31 and released after posting $ 10

"They were bullied and the teachers weren't helping me with their education," Rogers said. "So I said, 'OK how am I going to do this with all these kids? I can't do that.' So I was like, 'I'm the only one who cares enough' so I started to homeschool them."

At least one person suspected abuse: The children's maternal grandmother. She called Allen a monster.

"He would take the baby and slap it in the face and put duct tape on the baby's mouth to make it shut up," Wanda Rogers told NBC Bay Area.

Rogers said the children slept in one bedroom because they were close. The home's other rooms were used as a master bedroom, playroom and meditation room.

Rogers said she works as an EKG technician at a heart monitoring company and her husband is a tattoo artist.

Neighbor Larry Magnaye said he had no idea there were 10 children living in the house across the street.

The parents waved from the driveway, but he never saw the children in the yard or heard them playing in the backyard pool.

"It's a pretty big house," Magnaye said. "But I don't know how you can keep it quiet when you have 10 kids. I can't keep it quiet with one, two, you know?"

New charges filed against father who allegedly tortured children .
A Fairfield, Calif., father accused of torturing his children is facing an additional four counts of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Solano County district attorney's office. Jonathan Allen appeared before a judge Thursday after having already been charged with seven counts of torture and nine counts of felony child abuse or child endangerment. The court granted a motion to join the cases against Allen and Ina Rogers, who is also facing charges related to her 10 children. An amended complaint specified that the lewd acts were committed with a child under the age of 14.

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