The 10 children, aged between four months and 12 years, were removed from the home in Fairfield on 31 March after their mother Ina Rogers, 30, reported that the oldest child had gone missing. They found the child asleep under a bush in a nearby residence and returned to the home, where they conducted a search due to concerns about the safety of the children, police said.
Sharon Henry, chief deputy district legal professional for Solano County, stated she was "horrified" by the statements from the youngsters and that torture was carried out in the home "for sadistic functions". Nine of the children were tortured as far back as 2014, with eight of them describing attacks that caused puncture wounds, burns and bruising, and involved repeatedly getting shot with a pellet gun. 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 investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse.
The mother, Ina Rogers, 30, of Fairfield, was arrested and booked in the Solano County jail on suspicion of child neglect, and the 10 children were placed in the protective custody of Solano County Child Welfare Services, police said.
David and Louise Turpin previously pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges in a case that has drawn global attention since the couple's 17-year-old daughter escaped the family's Perris, California, home in January.
On May 11, detectives with the Fairfield Police Department arrested Jonathan Allen, a 29-year-old Fairfield resident. "I strive and pride myself on being a good parent to my children". She felt she was being judged for having so many children and having chosen to home-school them. "He looks like a scary individual and that's why people are so quick to judge him".
Aleida Quartman, 23, who said she works with Rogers, said she spoiled her children and the messy house was just life with children, cats, a dog and fish.
But my husband is an awesome person. "And so I've had many people question my right to parent and I feel this whole situation has exploded". None of the children required medical care.More news: Italy's populists agree on government as Berlusconi cleared to run
"Absolutely not. Absolutely not", Rogers told KTXL.
On the day the children were removed, the house was messy because she had just torn it apart looking for her missing son, who was angry because they had taken away his tablet computer, Rogers said.
Rogers said the children slept in one bedroom because they were close; cots were stored in a bedroom closet.
She and her husband both came from broken homes and they wanted a large family, Rogers said.
Rogers allowed KTXL to see the conditions inside her home but she claimed the mess was made by the police department when they arrested Allen.
VIDEO: Inside Fairfield home where police say kids lived in "squalor'Rogers' neighbor across the street told ABC7 News he is surprised to hear about the accusations against the couple. I work graveyard." Rogers said. "The children who were interviewed talked about the incidents, which went back several years". "However I do not know how one can hold it quiet when you could have 10 children".