Fairfield mom denies child abuse charges, blames her mother for allegations

California prosecutors allege 10 children in filthy home were waterboarded, hit with crossbows, BBs, kicked and punched.

California prosecutors allege 10 children in filthy home were waterboarded, hit with crossbows, BBs, kicked and punched.

Judge William J. Pendergast agreed with the deputy district attorney's request to set bail at $495,000 United States, saying Rogers "may not be a danger to the public at large, but these charges make clear she is a danger to the children".

"Despite knowing she might be going into custody, Ms. Rogers appeared in court today", he pointed out.

Rogers said she previously enrolled her two oldest children in school but chose to teach them herself because she didn't think they were getting enough attention.

While inside, Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said, officers found "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".

Prosecutors charged Ina Rogers, 31, in Solano Superior Court with nine counts of felony child abuse, saying she caused the children to be in a situation likely to produce great bodily injury and death. "I am an wonderful mother".

A Fairfield mother has been charged with nine felony counts of child abuse after 10 children were rescued from "horrible" living conditions. Allen is being held in jail with bail set at $5.2 million. 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. The 12-year-old boy was found sleeping under a bush in a nearby yard, according to KNTV. A bathroom was covered from wall-to-wall in animal droppings.

Rogers was initially arrested March 31 following an investigation into the disappearance of her 12-year-old son, said to be developmentally delayed with the mind of an 8-year-old. When she was later asked why all 10 children slept in a single room while the other bedrooms were used as the parents' quarters, a "meditation room" and a playroom, Rogers replied that the children liked it that way.

"I am horrified by the statements that were given by these children", she said. The mother was released after posting a $10,000 bail.

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

Solano County Prosecutors charged the father, Jonathan Allen with 16 felonies, including seven counts of torture, and nine counts of felony child abuse.

The children had been home-schooled and were seen outside so rarely that some neighbors were shocked to learn more than a few lived at the house.

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.

Solano County Deputy District Attorney Veronica Juarez filed a notice with the court Tuesday in the case against 31-year-old Ina Rogers. Juarez also wrote that Rogers dissuaded the children from reporting their injuries to doctors to protect Allen. This is an example of the dedication by detectives of the Family Violence Unit, and teamwork with our allied agencies, Child Welfare Services and the Solano County District Attorney's Office.

During the subsequent separation from their parents, eight of the children interviewed by police shared experiences that can only be described as horrific.

Allen had reportedly threatened to kill her five children, which included two from a previous relationship, the Chronicle reported.

Authorities stated they subsequently arrested and booked Rogers into jail for youngster neglect.

Solano County court records identified the victim as his spouse, listing her initial as "IR".

Allen pleaded no contest to a charge of corporal injury as part of a deal with prosecutors, and was sentenced to 180 days and three years of probation.

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