10 children rescued from 'horrible' living conditions in California

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The officers found the missing 12-year-old and returned to the child's home.

During the search of the home, officers located nine more children, ranging in age from 4 months to 11 years old, living in squalor and unsafe conditions. All ten children were taken into protective custody by Solano County Child Welfare Services.

Rogers was released after posting $10,000 bail on April 9.

He says 29-year-old father Jonathan Allen faces nine counts of felony torture and 30-year-old mother Ina Rogers faces child neglect charges. Responding officers found spoiled food, as well as animal and human feces on the floor. But stories about abuse came out gradually over the past six weeks and eight of the children told professionals about incidents dating back several years, authorities said.

Investigators believe nine of the 10 children were abused. He appeared in court Monday, where he pleaded not guilty.

The Solano County District Attorney's Office described this type of crime of torture as inflicting pain with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering, and in this instance, for a sadistic goal. Allen said she is estranged from her son and that he has kept his family away from the children.

The alleged abuse was done with "sadistic objective", Henry said during a news conference.

The investigation began after police responded on March 31 to a report of a missing 12-year-old.

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

Rogers could not be reached for comment Monday.

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But Rogers, who works at a heart monitoring company, said the home was messy because she had been searching for her son who had run off after his computer was confiscated. According to Rogers, the children are now staying with family members. Some had visible scars, the authorities said, the Los Angeles Times reported. The children have all been placed in the custody of Rogers' sister and mother in the Bay Area. Officials say the investigation revealed a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse of the children.

Rogers said the children slept on cots in one bedroom because they were close. None of the children required medical care. Rogers and Allen are both Fairfield, California residents.

The house has four bedrooms and is located 46 miles northeast of San Francisco.

The children were "living in squalor and unsafe conditions", police say.

Neighbor Larry Magnaye stated he had no thought there have been 10 youngsters dwelling in the home throughout the road.

She told ABC: "I strive, I thrive on being a good parent to my children".

"We're a Christian household and Jonathan has not been raised that manner", she stated. "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. She said her son was upset when she took his iPad away because he didn't do one of his chores.

She stated she feels she's being judged for having so many youngsters and selecting to home-school them.

"My husband has a lot of tattoos", Rogers said.