The 10 youngsters rescued from a grimy, Fairfield, California, house had been shot with crossbows, punched, strangled and waterboarded by their father whereas their mom stood by and did nothing to cease the abuse, prosecutors stated Wednesday.
The horrific particulars had been included in a movement to extend the bail of Ina Rogers, 31, who was charged with 9 felony counts of kid abuse in Solano Superior Court docket. She didn’t enter a plea, however has denied allegations her youngsters had been abused and Tuesday informed reporters she was an “superb mom.”
Deputy District Lawyer Veronica Juarez wrote the kids had been repeatedly “punched, strangled, bitten, shot with weapons resembling crossbows and bb weapons, hit with weapons resembling sticks and bats, subjected to ‘waterboarding’ and having scalding water poured on them,” her movement stated.
The allegations got here from in depth interviews with lots of the youngsters, who vary in age from 12 years to four months. “I am horrified by the statements that got by these youngsters,” she informed the courtroom.
Prosecutors haven’t divulged extra particulars concerning the case, saying they like to make their case in courtroom. Father Jonathan Allen, 29, has pleaded not responsible to a number of fees of torture and felony little one abuse. He’s being held on the Solana County Jail in lieu of $5.2 million bail.
In line with Juarez’s movement, Fairfield Police got here to the household’s home in a suburb about 45 miles north of San Francisco on March 31 to analyze one of many youngsters being reported as lacking. Officers stated the house was full of rotting meals, feces and trash.
The kids had been “huddled collectively on the lounge flooring. The kids seemed to be skittish and spoke with speech impediments,” she wrote.
The prosecutor alleged the mom assisted her husband within the abuse by telling their youngsters to not report accidents that included damaged arms. Choose William J. Pendergast set bail at $495,000 for Rogers. She “is probably not a hazard to the general public at giant, however these fees clarify she is a hazard to the kids,” he stated.
Rogers was taken into custody after the listening to.
Particulars of the alleged abuse got here out step by step after the March go to by police, who eliminated the kids from the house. They’ve been positioned within the care of kin whereas assembly with investigators and being evaluated little one welfare professionals.
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