Mom Denies Abuse After 10 Kids Removed From California Home

Police in Fairfield California removed 10 children from a home on March 31 due to what they called

"This is absolutely appalling", Ina Rogers said, standing in the doorway of her Fairfield home while giving reporters her reaction to charges she and her husband abused, even tortured, their 10 children.

Rogers defended herself and her husband during an interview with reporters Monday, denying police reports of abuse or neglect.

In total, the couple has 11 children, KTVU reported (but other sources are reporting they have 10 children.) Eight of their children are biological children that they had together, KTVU reported.

"It literally breaks your heart, and you're outraged by how a parent or anyone could commit those acts", Henry said.

Two people were arrested after police in California say 10 children were rescued from "horrible" living conditions.

"Officers located unsafe and unsanitary living conditions including garbage and spoiled food on the floor, animal and human feces and a large amount of debris making areas of the house unpassable", he added. She said she and her husband both came from broken homes and wanted a large family, according to the AP.

All 10 children were taken into protective custody by Solano County Child Welfare Services.

The mother, Ina Rogers, 30, told reporters that she called authorities in March after her 12-year-old son didn't come home.

She is estranged from her son and he has kept his family away from the children, she said. "So I ripped up my whole house. tore everything out of the closet, lifted up the beds". None of the children required medical care. However tales about abuse got here out steadily over the previous six weeks and eight of the youngsters informed professionals about incidents relationship again a number of years, authorities stated.

Throughout the tour, the four-bedroom home in Fairfield, 46 miles (74 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, was messy with scuffed partitions and animal feces within the lavatory.

The children's mother, 30-year-old Ina Rogers, and father, 29-year-old Johnathan Allen, have been arrested and charged with child neglect, felony torture, and felony child abuse.

She also denied that her husband had abused the children.

Lt. Greg Hurlbut says an investigation revealed a lengthy period of "severe physical and emotional abuse". A judge ordered him held in lieu of a little more than $5 million bail, said Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County. He has pleaded not guilty.

"I'm easily judged because I'm 31 years old and I have 11 children", said Rogers. "He does have a lot of tattoos. he does look a little scary so it's easy to think that he's a monster, but he's not". One neighbor, Larry Magney, who lives across the street, said Allen and Rogers moved in about a year ago.

Children taken from a squalid California home had been tortured for "sadistic purposes", a prosecutor has alleged. "But I don't know how you can keep it quiet when you have 10 kids".

The 12-year-old was found and returned to the Fieldstone residence.

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