Parents deny abuse allegations after 10 children removed from California home

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Police said earlier Monday that the 10 children had been removed from the home March 31 after Rogers reported her oldest child was missing.

After police found the child and returned them to his parents' home, they discovered that the couple were forcing their ten children to live in terrible conditions.

Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney of the Solano County district attorney's office has said that "I'm horrified by the statements that were given by these children".

Rogers and Allen now face allegations of child neglect, torture and abuse after the children told investigators they suffered puncture wounds, burns and bruising as well as injuries consistent with being shot by pellet guns or BB guns.

Those conditions indicated incidents of child abuse of the 10 children, who range in age from 4 months to 11 years old, police said.

The investigation revealed a long, continuous history of emotional and physical abuse faced by the children.

The 10 children were placed in protective custody by Solano County Child Welfare Services. Allen, who is the father of the majority of the children has been charged with nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse, according to The Washington Post.

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.

Ina Rogers, Allen's 30-year-old wife was also taken into custody but released shortly after posting her $10,000 bail.

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. "I strive and pride myself on being a good parent to my children". They were handed over to social services, and parents will be judged. "He looks like a scary individual, and that's why people are so quick to judge him", Rogers said.

But my husband is an wonderful person. "So, I've had many people question my right to parent and I just feel like this whole situation was exploded".

The children did not require medical attention when they were removed.

"This is absolutely appalling", Rogers told reporters from the doorway of her Fairfield home, according to KGO. "My kids get bumped and bruised and scratched because they're kids but that's it".

Rogers informed reporters she's shocked police had leveled essentially the most severe accusations in opposition to her husband, as he was not the disciplinarian of the household.

Hurblut said he believed the children had been home-schooled, but couldn't say if authorities had been contacted in the past about their living conditions.

'The conditions they saw in my home was me tearing up my house because my son was missing. "I work graveyard." Rogers said.

"We're a Christian household and Jonathan has not been raised that manner", she stated. Once that fear sets in, you don't know what to do'.

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