Kids rescued from home shot with crossbows, waterboarded

Leroy Wright
May 17, 2018

Ten children rescued from a filthy home in California were waterboarded and shot with crossbows, prosecutors have alleged.

The mother, 30-year-old Ina Rogers, was arrested for child neglect and taken to Solano County Jail.

The boy was eventually found sleeping under a bush in a neighbor's yard, police said. Officers found the nine other children huddled together amid filth, prosecutors said.

California law requires children to be enrolled in public school unless they meet specific exemptions, such as documented attendance at a private school.

Rogers was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment.

Behind closed doors, 10 children were living in a California home strewn with feces and rotten food. In the six weeks since their mother's March arrest, the eight older children described to authorities several incidents of intentional abuse dating back to 2014, which resulted in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a BB or airsoft gun, police said.

That's when Allen believes the children were manipulated into telling investigators stories about abuse. He pleaded not guilty Monday and is scheduled to return to court May 24.

Rogers was charged on April 3 with child neglect.

The alleged abuse was done with "sadistic objective", Henry said during a news conference. "We have the children first and foremost in our minds". They uncovered "a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse", the police said in a written statement.

Rogers could not be reached Monday evening for comments.

This photo combo of booking mugs provided by the Solano County Sheriff's Office in Fairfield, Calif., shows Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers. Judge William J. Pendergast set bail at $495,000 for Rogers. She said she and her husband both came from broken homes and wanted a large family, according to the AP. Both parents denied the allegations and said they are good parents.

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The children's father, 29-year-old Jonathan Allen, pleaded not guilty to charges of torture and child cruelty and is being held on $5.2 million bail. "I am not an animal", Allen said.

That conclusion was drawn after police received a report that the oldest child had gone missing. She said she felt judged for having so many children and for choosing to home-school them.

The missing 12-year-old was found sleeping under a bush nearby, but officers made a decision to contact the Solano County Child Welfare Office which removed the children from the house.

Rogers said she works the graveyard shift as an EKG technician at a heart monitoring company and her husband is a tattoo artist.

Rogers gave journalists a tour of the house, a four-bedroom home with scuffed walls and animal feces in the bathroom.

Neighbors in the cul-de-sac said they did not know how many children were living in the house as they were mostly kept out of sight, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"It was a functioning household everyone helped everyone", Allen said. "He said the demons were making him do it".

She told NBC: "Jonathan worships the devil".

The 10 children shared a single bedroom, Rogers told reporters, while three other rooms served as the master bedroom, playroom and a meditation room.

"It's a pretty big house", Magnaye said. She said that they had a baby when they first moved in and another baby late past year.

Ina Rogers, who has since been released, told reporters on Monday: "Anyone just needs to look into it and take my kids to the doctor alone, and all of these torture allegations will fall away, because there's no broken bones, no major scars - no nothing".

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