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

19:12  15 may  2018
19:12  15 may  2018 Source:   sfgate.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.

California torture family: Turpins denied children toys - but had HUGE kids DVD collection. THE parents accused of chaining up and torturing their 13 kids in their California home had an extensive family-friend DVD collection, despite allegedly denying their children showers and starving them of

A California couple accused of imprisoning and torturing their 13 children have pleaded not guilty. The house in Perris, California , where the couple allegedly abused their children , leaving them shackled to Boy, 8, beaten, starved and locked in a box by mother and her drug addict boyfriend.


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.

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.

“Even our most veteran child abuse detectives were appalled at what we came across in this incident,” Hudson said Wednesday. The alleged torture came to light last week, when Brewer reported her 8-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl missing from their west Palmdale home , Hudson said.

NEW details have emerged about the shocking abuse 13 children allegedly endured at the hands of their own parents when they were held captive in their own home in 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.

Authorities first encountered the family March 31, when Ina Rogers, 30, reported her 12-year-old son missing, according to the Fairfield Police Department. The boy was found asleep under a bush in a nearby yard.

Responding officers searched the home because of concerns for the child’s welfare and found nine more children between 4 months and 11 years old living in conditions police described as squalid and unsafe.

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

Updated: 19th January 2018, 8: 10 am. TWO healthy dogs have been rescued from the "House of Horrors" where 13 children were allegedly starved and tortured by their own parents. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, denied 75 charges of child abuse , torture and false

Police Reveal How 'Courageous' Teen Led Them to Home Where Her Siblings Were Allegedly Tortured . Fellows later added the children ’s mother , Louise Anna Turpin , 49, seemed The neighbor says she never saw the parents abusing their children , who were allegedly malnourished .

Behind the cream siding and the mulch garden dotted with Buddha statues,, authorities say they found urine-stained floors, human and animal feces, and debris stacked so high it made areas of the house impassable.


Rogers was subsequently arrested and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of child neglect, and all 10 children were taken to live with extended family members by Solano County Child Welfare Services. Rogers was released after posting $10,000 bail, according to county court records.

An investigation led police to find a “long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse of the children,” officials said.

The father, 29-year-old Jonathan Allen, was arrested Friday and booked into jail on seven counts of torture and nine counts of child abuse. He is being held on $5.2 million bail and is due back in court May 24.

a close up of a man: In this booking mug released Monday, May 14, 2018, by the Solano County Sheriff's Office is Jonathan Allen. Police said Monday they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father with torture and their mother with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse. 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 $10,000 bail. (Solano County Sheriff's Office via AP) © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc In this booking mug released Monday, May 14, 2018, by the Solano County Sheriff's Office is Jonathan Allen. Police said Monday they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father with torture and their mother with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse. 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 $10,000 bail. (Solano County Sheriff's Office via AP) Speaking to reporters Monday afternoon, Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said the children had suffered puncture wounds, burns and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun or BB gun.

Fairfield, California mother of 10 arrested again on abuse charges

  Fairfield, California mother of 10 arrested again on abuse charges A Fairfield 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.

Home . News. World. California ' torture ' family: Turpin children SHOULD visit parents in prison, says Kampusch. David and Louise Turpin face charges of false imprisonment, child abuse and torture after allegedly locking up their California torture family: Turpin mother Louise GRINS in court.

Police say they've found signs of abuse among 10 children living with their parents in a Fairfield, California home . The father has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of torture and felony child abuse . He is being held on .2 million bail. (May 15) AP.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry said she was “horrified” by the children’s statements, which detailed “sadistic” abuse and torture dating back to 2014.


Earlier on Monday, Rogers defended herself in front of news cameras. She said her 12-year-old son had run away as an act of rebellion and that police had found her home in disarray because she had been frantically searching for him. The boy was gone for a few hours, Hurlbut said.

“The conditions they saw in my home was me tearing up my house, because my son was missing,” Rogers said. “I was afraid that I could not find him. You know, once that fear sets in, you don’t know what to do.”


She described herself as an “amazing mother” and heaped praise on her husband, saying that Allen has been unfairly vilified.

a group of people posing for the camera: In booking mugs released Monday, May 14, 2018, by the Solano County Sheriff's Office are Jonathan Allen, left, and Ina Rogers. Police said Monday they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father with torture and their mother with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse. The children range from 4 months to 12 years old, said Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut. 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. © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc In booking mugs released Monday, May 14, 2018, by the Solano County Sheriff's Office are Jonathan Allen, left, and Ina Rogers. Police said Monday they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father with torture and their mother with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse. The children range from 4 months to 12 years old, said Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut. 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.

“My husband has a lot of tattoos. He looks like a scary individual, and that’s why people are so quick to judge him,” Rogers said, insisting she would fight the accusations.

DA: Children in California home were strangled, waterboarded

  DA: Children in California home were strangled, waterboarded <p>California prosecutors say 10 children rescued from a filthy, abusive home were subjected to ‘waterboarding,’ shot with crossbows and had scalding water poured on them.</p>The details of the alleged abuse were included in a motion to increase the bail of Ina Rogers, 31, who was charged with nine counts of felony child abuse Wednesday in Solano Superior Court. Rogers did not enter a plea, but has previously denied allegations her children were harmed. She also faces 1 count of child neglect involving all 10 children.

California authorities say the mother of 13 children kept locked in filthy conditions was "perplexed" about why police came to their home . PERRIS — Thirteen malnourished siblings allegedly kept captive in filthy conditions by their parents California parents' ordinary home held torture chamber.

PERRIS, Calif . - Authorities are releasing more information about the California “ torture house” The conditions in the home were unimaginable. The children were reportedly beaten and chained to She was 17 years old, but her growth was so stunted that police allegedly estimated her to be closer to 10


“I’m not going to allow this to break us, and I’m not going to stop fighting,” she said.

Neighbors said they had no idea so many children were living in the house, where they were home-schooled and mostly kept out of sight.

The couple moved in about a year ago, according to Larry Magney, who lives across the street.


Magney said he didn’t know the couple had any children until Rogers approached him about her missing son as he was coming home from church.

Magney recalled her asking, “Is there a way I can check your backyard, because my son is … missing or ran away?”

He replied that it was unlikely the boy was in his backyard, because his dog would have barked.

“She was pretty concerned, and she was like, you know, running around the neighborhood,” Magney said, adding that he was “shocked” to hear there were 10 kids living in the house.

“I walk my dog at least twice a day, and my wife works out of our house,” he said. “If there’s any activity here, we would kind of know.”

Tawnya Roth, a next-door neighbor, said she was under the impression the couple had only three children. She noted that they had a baby when they first moved in and another baby late last year.

“My daughter was saying that when she was home at Christmastime, she saw some kids out there,” Roth said. “And when they first moved in, we heard kids playing out in the backyard late at night. But that was really the only time. Once in a while we’d see a kid, but I didn’t even know that they were theirs.”

Roth said she didn’t see her neighbors often, but they were always polite on the few occasions they spoke.

Annie Ma, Megan Cassidy and Rachel Swan are San Francisco Chronicle staff writers. Email: ama@sfchronicle.com, megan.cassidy@sfchronicle.com, rswan@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @anniema15@meganrcassidy@rachelswan

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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