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


Rogers told KABC-TV that she and her husband were being judged for his tattoos, and her choice to homeschool her children.

The court records show the 10 children were aged from six months to 12 years old, but the documents do not specify which child suffered which injuries.

Prosecutors say the 10 children who were found living in a squalid Northern California home were waterboarded, shot with crossbows, BBs, kicked, punched and had scalding water poured on them. She's accused of assisting Allen in the abuse, covering up injuries to the children and persuading them to remain silent. She wrote that Rogers knew about the abuse her children endured but failed to protect them and assisted in the abuse herself.

Allen said his children had no marks of abuse when they were taken by Solano County Child Welfare Services on March 31.

The new allegations were laid out Wednesday after prosecutors charged Ina Rogers with nine counts of felony child abuse. "I am not going to allow this to break us and I'm not going to stop fighting". She "may not be a danger to the public at large, but these charges make clear she is a danger to the children", Judge William J. Pendergast said.

A California woman already accused of child neglect after police said she and her husband abused and tortured their 10 children was charged Wednesday with nine counts of felony child abuse, as prosecutors revealed even more chilling details of the children's home life. Allen's bail is set at more than$5 million.

In an emotional and sometimes rambling interview, Allen said the allegations that he sadistically tortured his children were false and he believes the children were "manipulated" by "brainwashed" police.

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Prosecutors said he used a.22 calibre revolver in some of the crimes. The plea was part of a deal made with prosecutors in exchange for them dropping the other charges.

Police reports indicate a thorough search was subsequently conducted "due to concerns for the safety and health of the child and the child's siblings". In interviews, the children described incidents of intentional abuse resulting in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a BB gun or pellet gun. Sharon Henry, the county's chief deputy district attorney, said they were tortured "for sadistic purposes". Still, Rogers, while she was out on bail for her initial charges of child neglect earlier this week, gave reporters an open-house tour of what she insisted was a loving if unconventional home. "There's no broken bones, there is no major scars, nothing".

She led reporters on a tour of the home, where police had reported discovering the children living among garbage, rotten food, urine, and animal and human feces, with all 10 kids sharing one bedroom at night.

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.

"I strive and I pride myself on being a good parent to my children", Rogers told CNN affiliate KGO/KTXL.

"My husband has a lot of tattoos, he looks like a scary individual, and that's why people are so quick to judge him. She has other motives and has conjured up these ideas of torture", Rogers said.