Ten children removed from a filthy California home in late March were waterboarded and hit with crossbows, among other violent acts, Solano County prosecutors said Wednesday.
The allegations were part of prosecutors’ attempt to have the children’s mother Ina Rogers’ bail increased after she was charged with nine counts of felony child abuse on Wednesday.
Her husband Jonathan Allen was arrested on Friday and booked on nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse.
In the filed report, Deputy District Attorney Veronica Juarez said Rogers assisted in the abuse of her children and persuaded them not to say anything as a means to protect Allen.
Fairfield Police previously said they removed the 10 children from the west coast home on March 31 after responding to a report of a missing 12-year-old. When they brought they child home, officers searched the residence “due to concerns for the safety and health of the child and the child’s siblings.