Parents arrested after 10 children found in 'squalor' describe years of torture

Parents arrested after 10 children found in 'squalor' describe years of torture

Parents arrested after 10 children found in 'squalor' describe years of torture

Once they found the child, they searched the home due to concerns for the safety and health of the other children.

With the assistance of Child Welfare Services and the Solano County District Attorney's Office, detectives with the Fairfield Police Department's Family Violence Unit initiated an investigation.

The Solano County District Attorney's Office described this type of crime of torture as inflicting pain with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering, and in this instance, for a sadistic goal. During the search, nine more children were found, ranging in age from 4 months to 11 years old. According to the police statement, they were victims of physical and emotional abuse.

At that point, the 10 children were taken into protective custody by Solano County Child Welfare Services, and relatives took custody of them.

On Friday, the biological father of some of the 10 children was also arrested and booked on nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse.

David and Louise Turpin previously pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges in a case that has drawn worldwide attention since the couple's 17-year-old daughter escaped the family's Perris, California, home in January.

Jonathan Allen, 29, of Fairfield was arrested at 8 a residence on Fieldstone Court.

Authorities further confirmed that their mother, Ina Rogers, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment, but prosecutors are evaluating whether to file additional charges.

My husband has a lot of tattoos, he looks like a scary individual, and that's why people are so quick to judge him.

Authorities suspect the abuse dates back to 2014.

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

"There's no broken bones, there is no major scars, nothing", Rogers told reporters in front of her house. "My kids get bumped and bruised and scratched because they're kids but that's it".

Peggy Allen, the mother of Jonathan Allen, said she had talked to Rogers about the condition of the home, saying it was important to keep a clean house. My husband is an fantastic person and I am an wonderful mother.

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

Child protection officials made one prior visit to the home several years ago, Rogers said.

Despite everyone pointing fingers at Allen, Rogers told the authorities that her husband never abused his sons and daughters.

On the 31 of March, the day when Jonathan was arrested, law enforcement agents discovered that the California father and his wife, Ina Rogers, forced their children to live in squalor.

"We're a Christian household and Jonathan has not been raised that manner", she stated. "However I do not know how one can hold it quiet when you could have 10 children".

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