The Solano County District Attorney's office levelled more allegations of abuse in a motion to increase the bail of Ina Rogers, the children's 31-year-old mother, who is charged with nine counts of felony child abuse.
He is in custody, while Ms Rogers, his wife, was arrested on allegations of child neglect but was released on bail last month.
Rogers told police she had for years been a victim of domestic violence, revealing a black eye from under her sunglasses and a fading bruise on her calf, the Chronicle reported. But court documents allege that she burned them with scalding water and they were shot with crossbows and BB guns, even waterboarded as punishment.
It's unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the years authorities claim the 10 children suffered "horrific" abuse inside their suburban home. She stated that child services came to their home three years ago and interviewed the children after her mother said "something" to authorities.
Rogers, 31, told reporters that she had one prior interaction with child welfare officials when her mother "had mentioned something" that prompted a home visit.
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"I can't believe we're going through this, my whole family, this is a nightmare", she said.
Solano County's Child Welfare Services department officials did not immediately provide information on details about the visit or other interactions they may have had with members of the household.
Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County, said she was "horrified" by their statements. DA says Fairfield kids waterboarded, shot with crossbowsThirty-year-old Ina Rogers has publicly called herself an incredible mother, but she was booked into the Solano County Jail on nine felony counts of child abuse on top of a previous child endangerment charge. He was ordered held in lieu of about US$5 million bail.
Allen denied the allegations in an interview from jail on Tuesday, declaring "I am not an animal".
"It was a functioning household everyone helped everyone", Allen said.
The motion states that when Fairfield Police arrived at the two-story house in a suburb 46 miles northeast of San Francisco on March 31, they found the children "huddled together on the living room floor" in a home littered with feces and trash. Officers observed awful living conditions inside the home including human and animal feces strewn about and rotting food. The judge denied reducing it. VIDEO: Inside Fairfield home where police say kids lived in "squalor " The DA's Office says Rogers allowed her husband, Jonathan Allen, to inflict torturous acts on her 10 children for years in their Fairfield house.More news: Parcel bomb suspected in deadly California day spa explosion
On Wednesday, Rogers, who had been released on bail on neglect charges, was re-arrested and also charged with abuse, KGO reported.
The prosecutor alleged the mother assisted her husband in the abuse by telling their children not to report injuries that included broken arms.
Rogers said she homeschooled the children, but there is no record she registered with the state as required by law.
Garbage and spoiled food were all around. Prosecutors said Rogers did nothing while her husband, Jonathan Allen, 28, tortured their children.
"They were bullied and the teachers weren't helping me with their education", Rogers said. "We were trying to give them the best life we could".
"He would take the baby and slap it in the face and put duct tape on the baby's mouth to make it shut up", Wanda Rogers said.More news: VK Singh holds talks in North Korea, first trip in 20 years
He said he wants to tell the children he loves them. "He had a devil room, a devil room that he called a meditation room".
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