Children in California home were 'tortured for sadistic purposes'

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The mother accused of abusing her 10 children as they lived in squalor in Fairfield is keeping quiet on Tuesday.

During the following six weeks, investigators say the children started to open up about how Allen was treating them.

According to the Fairfield police, the house was in a awful condition with human and animal feces, urine, garbage and rotten food scattered across the floor.

"The investigation revealed a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse of the children", the police statement announcing Allen's arrest stated.

The investigation began after police responded on March 31 to a report of a missing 12-year-old.

Police Lieutenant Greg Hurlbut said that when officers visited the home, it was unsafe and unsanitary... garbage and spoiled food on the floor, animal and human faeces and a large amount of debris making areas of the house unpassable.

During their search, they reportedly discovered 10 other children-ranging in age from four months to 11 years old-living in "horrible conditions".

Hurblut said he believed the children had been home-schooled, but couldn't say if authorities had been contacted in the past about their living conditions.

Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County said "torture occurred in the house" and it was carried out "for sadistic purposes".

Ina Rogers, the children's mother, was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of child neglect.

Prosecutors say this case is just in the beginning stages, with more charges possibly by the end of the week for the children's mother. The children, who were taken into protective custody by Solano County Child Welfare services have been placed under the care of relatives.

Police arrested Jonathan Allen (Jonathan Allen) and Eli Rogers (Ina Rogers) for cruelty to children.

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Rogers said the children slept in one bedroom because they were close; cots were stored in a bedroom closet.

Rogers said the home's condition was a result of her "tearing up" the house because her son was missing.

She continued, "I strive, I thrive on being a good parent to my children".

Allen is now being held on $1.5 million bail at the Solano County Jail.

Rogers told KTVU she called 911 after her 12-year-old son went for a walk and didn't return home.

Tattoo artist Jonathan Allen, 29, the children's father, has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of torture and nine of felony child abuse between January 2015 and March 2018.

Rogers denies any abuse, neglect or torture by her or her husband Jonathan Allen.

Rogers, who says she got pregnant at 16 and has 11 biological children, said she feels she's being judged for having so many children. "He looks like a scary individual, and that's why people are so quick to judge him", Rogers said.

She and her husband both came from broken homes and they wanted a large family, Rogers said.

But my husband is an unbelievable person.

The Solano County District Attorney's Office filed a complaint against Rogers on April 3. Once that fear sets in, you don't know what to do'.

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