Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

California children tortured 'for sadistic purposes'

California children tortured 'for sadistic purposes'

A Fairfield, California, couple was arrested for child neglect, torture, and child abuse by police who say they were forcing their 10 children to live in awful conditions.

Officers found the youngster a short time later "asleep under a bush in a yard of a nearby residence", according to Hurlbut. Officers said they conducted a search of the home due to concerns for the safety and health of the child and the child's siblings.

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

VIDEO: Inside Fairfield home where police say kids lived in "squalor'Rogers' neighbor across the street told ABC7 News he is surprised to hear about the accusations against the couple". The mother, Ina Rogers, a 30-year-old Fairfield resident was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail for child neglect.

The 10 children were placed in protective custody by Solano County Child Welfare Services.

But Rogers, who works at a heart-monitoring company, said the home was messy because she had been searching for her son who had run off after his computer was confiscated. Away from their parents, the children revealed a history of severe physical and emotional abuse, police said.

As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for the father of the children. He's being held on $5.2 million bail.

Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County, said there is a "good chance" Rogers would also face "additional charges".

Meanwhile, Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said that the children "seem to be improving", under the care of other family members.

Rogers was released after posting $10,000 bail on April 9. At the end of March, Jonathan Allen, a 29-year-old California father, was arrested and charged after the authorities established that the man shackled his children and shot them with a pellet gun for "sadistic purposes".

She also said her house was in a tumultuous condition because she had "ripped it apart" in order to look for her missing son.

On Monday, Rogers gave reporters a tour of her house, while denying her husband abused the children. "And so I've had many people question my right to parent, and I just feel like this whole situation was exploded", Rogers said, according to ABC News. Allen, who is the father of the majority of the children has been charged with nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse, according to The Washington Post.

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

"There's no broken bones, there is no major scars, nothing", Rogers told reporters in front of her house. She felt she was being judged for having so many children and having chosen to home-school them.

She described herself as an "amazing mother" and her husband, Allen, as an "amazing person".

Ina Rogers is shown in a photo provided by the Solano County Sheriff's Office. Once that fear sets in, you don't know what to do'.

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