Offbeat Q&A: Calif. father accused of torture argues he's 'not a cruel dad'

19:15  16 may  2018
19:15  16 may  2018 Source:   kcra.com

Prosecutors add lewd conduct claims to tortured kids case

  Prosecutors add lewd conduct claims to tortured kids case Prosecutors have added four charges of lewd conduct against a father accused of torturing his children in a Northern California home where prosecutors say 10 children lived in filth and neglect. The charges against the 29-year-old man were filed Thursday as he and his wife, 31-year-old Ina Rogers, appeared jointly in Solano County Superior Court. Both have pleaded not guilty to charges of torture and child abuse.The charges against the 29-year-old man were filed Thursday as he and his wife, 31-year-old Ina Rogers, appeared jointly in Solano County Superior Court.

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Allen told the KCRA reporter that he was “ not an animal” and “ not a cruel dad whatsoever.” 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

A Fairfield father who was arrested on charges of child endangerment after his 10 children were found living in "horrible conditions" argues that he is not a cruel father and explained why his house was found in disarray.

KCRA's Leticia Ordaz spoke with Jonathan Allen from a Solano County jail:

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Allen: It is extraordinarily hard. At first, they took my kids and then they took my wife and now they took me. It's extraordinarily hard not to even be asked, "Do you love your kids?" It's hard.

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO YOUR CHILDREN WHO ARE WONDERING WHERE YOU ARE?

Jonathan Allen and Ina Rogers© Fairfield Police Department Jonathan Allen and Ina Rogers

Allen: I want to tell them that I love them and that this will pass, whether their minds understand now or later, they will understand. They know, they know daddy. They're just babies. I don't even know what to tell them.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO AUTHORITIES WHO SAY THAT YOUR CHILDREN WERE TORTURED AND ABUSED?

Allen: I'm saying that it's so messed up. When CPS first took our kids, they had no marks on them whatsoever. That was one of the first things CPS looked at when they took our kids. After they took our kids, they had placed them in homes. They were further inspected there. Then after that, they were further inspected there. It wasn't until personal family issues, personal family vendettas, that accusations like this and on other family members took place. I want the police to know that I'm not an animal. They didn't even ask me -- they didn't even tell me was I supposedly did. They just told me child endangerment and torture -- six counts, 10 counts, just number and counts.

California dad pleads not guilty to perjury in torture case

  California dad pleads not guilty to perjury in torture case A California man accused of torturing many of his 13 children has pleaded not guilty to lying on government forms about their schooling. David Turpin entered the pleas Friday in a Riverside courtroom to eight counts of perjury. His wife Louise pleaded not guilty to charges of false imprisonment and assault. The couple previously pleaded not guilty to torture, abuse and other charges. They are each being held on $12 million bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 20.David Turpin entered the pleas Friday in a Riverside courtroom to eight counts of perjury. His wife Louise pleaded not guilty to three charges of false imprisonment and one of assault.

The student’ s father accused the CBI of torturing and scaring the boy to own up to a crime “ he hasn’t committed”. The 16-year-old boy is believed to have pleaded his innocence before the CPO on Monday at the observation home in Faridabad.

Jonathan Allen, 28, the father of the children, has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of torture and nine counts of felony child abuse. He is being held on .2 million bail. Police in Fairfield said earlier Monday that the 10 children, ages 4 months to 12 years

SO YOU'RE SAYING THAT YOU'RE NOT A CRUEL DAD?

Allen: No, I'm not a cruel dad. I may look like X, Y, Z but I am not a cruel dad whatsoever. I am the most loving parent that I could possibly be. I'm sure you're going to ask about the religious prospect of it too. I am like the Indiana Jones when it comes to spirituality. I dig deep. I realize that God has millions of names and just because he was called one name by one people doesn't mean that the other names aren't correct, and they just try to tie this in. They came into the house, and the officer was extremely angry at me for having my spiritual temple clean. The first thing he said to me was a derogatory statement about my temple and then just walked off.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THE OFFICERS WHO SAY YOUR CHILDREN WERE BURNED, HIT WITH PELLET GUNS? WHY WOULD THEY SAY THIS?

a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera© KCRA

Allen: They would say this because they are brainwashed, because they are still children. Look at the other cases: People have been proven to brainwash children. People have been proven to implant items into children's brains. Any doctor would be able to look at these kids -- that's why I don't even know why I'm in here.

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.

FAIRFIELD, Calif . – The Latest on charges filed against California father accused of torturing children (all times local): 2:45 p.m. He said he wants to tell the children he loves them.

He argues that a legal process should be adopted to approve torture in extreme cases, because this will prevent it from being used in other cases. Several international agreements outlawed torture and cruel , inhuman, and degrading treatment.

SO YOU HAVE NEVER SPANKED YOUR CHILDREN?

Allen: I have never spanked my children. I have gotten loud before, but I have never spanked my children. I live a very spiritual life, not in the sense that I believe in offerings or doing torturous things kids and these satanic things that they're trying to say that I do. That's not what I do. I would say the closest thing to me is like Indiana Jones or a deep sea diver or a high climber, with alternate spirituality.

WOULD YOUR CHILDREN CALL YOU A LOVING, CARING DAD?

Allen: Yes, they would, if they weren't in such a manipulative environment, of course.

WHAT IS YOUR FEAR ABOUT THE FUTURE? DO YOU THINK YOU MAY NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN?

Allen: I know that the evidence will show itself. My biggest fear in all of this is that they have messed my kids up -- that they have diluted and demonized me and my children's mom. And who knows how long that will last?

WHO IS THEY?

Allen: I would say the ones asking them the questions, that would be the detectives because I feel there is extreme prejudice placed on me by the Fairfield Police Department -- not racism -- the Fairfield Police Department is full of all races, but definitely extreme prejudice.

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.

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WHY DO YOU THINK YOUR CHILDREN WOULD SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

Allen: I don't know. I don't think they really understood -- it's not like CPS took my kids and these are the allegations. No, my kids went through going into foster care, getting taken out of our house, being place with different people throughout the county, then being placed with grandma and then the other half being placed with someone else. They haven't had a moment to calm down.

TELL ME ABOUT THE CONDITION YOUR HOME WAS FOUND IN. THERE WAS FECES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE HOME.

Allen: What they are talking about is I have two bathrooms, and I have this German shepherd, and in both bathrooms, I had put the German shepherd puppy. And in both bathrooms, it had blew up both bathrooms -- both bathrooms it destroyed. When they first came and got the kids from my wife, there was diapers on the floor, evidently from them being changed, and that's what they're talking about the fecal. It was like what the dog did in the bathroom and when they came into the house, what they saw on the floor.

AND THAT WASN'T CLEANED UP?

Allen: It was cleaned up, and so when they came back again (trails off) ... I mean we don't have our kids back. I was trying to fight this case, and I was trying to get our kids back, so we cleaned out the entire -- if you see what it was like before, we cleaned a lot of in there. And when they came back again, it wasn't 100 percent because we weren't there yet. The house wasn't 100 percent clean yet.

SO YOU'RE SAYING YOUR CHILDREN LIVED A NORMAL LIFE?

Allen: I'm saying they had a normal life except for being in home schooled. They have a normal life. I gave my everything to these children -- my everything. The police demonized me all the way down to the names I picked for my children.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS OF HAVING MORE CHILDREN AND WANTING TO BRING THEM INTO THE WORLD.

Allen: I do love my children, and some people ask, "How can you do it with all these kids?" But the truth is that it is a functioning household, everyone helped everyone. It was a complete circle. The older ones helped the little ones, it was a complete circle.

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