Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Mother charged with 9 felony counts in child abuse case

Mother charged with 9 felony counts in child abuse case

Prosecutors said in the motion to increase Rogers's bail Wednesday that the children were also getting punched, strangled and bitten, shot with crossbows, were subjected to "waterboarding" and having scalding hot water poured on them.

The bathroom is strewn with feces at a home in Fairfield, Calif., Monday, May 14, 2018, where authorities removed 10 children and charged their father with torture and their mother with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse.

Ten children have been removed from their home in northern California, where police say they were tortured and living in "horrible" conditions.

Fairfield Police beforehand stated they eliminated the 10 kids from the west coast house on March 31 after responding to a report of a lacking 12-year-old.

Once they found the child, they searched the home due to concerns for the safety and health of the other children. Both parents denied the allegations and said they are good parents.

This is a developing story. Just two days ago, in an interview, Rogers blamed her mother for the allegations.

All 10 children were placed into the care of the Solano County Child Welfare office.

Mother charged with 9 felony counts in child abuse case
Mother charged with 9 felony counts in child abuse case

Despite the gruesome charges against Allen, Rogers continues to stand by her man.

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".

"My husband is an wonderful person", she said.

All 10 children were taken into protective custody.

Her bail was raised to $495,000, while Allen remains in jail on $5.2 million bail, the network reported.

Rogers says 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.

Rogers, 31, dissuaded the children from reporting their injuries, including broken arms, to protect Allen, Ms Juarez wrote.

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Authorities had earlier described the abuse of the children as having a "sadistic goal", but they did not elaborate, the network reported.

The ongoing abuse, said to be committed against nine of the youths, dates back to 2014, Henry said. The father, 29-year-old Jonathan Allen, was also arrested and sent to the same facility where he pled "not guilty" to the charges against him.

Allen has denied all wrongdoing, and blamed the family dog for the mess at home.

But the mother, free on bail since early April, held a sort of news conference of her own Monday.

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".

"We're a Christian family and Jonathan has not been raised that way", she said.

"She was pretty concerned, and she was like, you know, running around the neighborhood", Magney said, adding that he was "shocked" to learn that 10 children were living in the house, the Chronicle reported.

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"My husband has a lot of tattoos".

Wanda Rogers, the children's maternal grandmother, said Allen "worships the devil" and used the children as "sacrifice".

She also said that people judge her because she homeschools all of her children while working full-time.

He told KCRA-TV from Solano County Jail on Tuesday that the children have been brainwashed into thinking they were abused.

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.

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