Ten children, ages 12 years to 4 months, were tortured and neglected by their parents, Jonathan Allen and Ina Rogers. The children were homeschooled.
Rogers had a 14-year-old child who did not live with the family. Her 12-year-old and 11-year-old were from a previous relationship, while Allen was the biological father of the 8 younger children. The 10 children slept on the floor in one room of the house; investigators “found spoiled food on the floor and animal and human feces at the house.” Allen punctured the children’s skin, burned them, bruised them, and shot them with a pellet gun. Child services visited the home at least once. Rogers denied the abuse and claimed she was being persecuted for homeschooling.
The abuse came to light when the 12-year-old escaped and Rogers called the police to report him missing. The police investigated and found the other children, who reported the torture. Allen was charged with torture and child abuse. Rogers was charged with neglect.
Date: March 31, 2018
Location: Fairfield, California