10 kids removed from California home; mom, dad deny torture

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A California woman denies her husband abused their 10 children, who were removed from the home after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns and other injuries.

 

Ina Rogers of Fairfield told reporters Monday that she called authorities in March after her 12-year-old son didn't come home. Nine other children were found living in what police call squalid and unsafe conditions. The children were removed from their home on March 31.

 

Authorities say the children's father, 29-year-old Jonathan Allen, has pleaded not guilty to torture and child cruelty charges.

 

Rogers, who was arrested for neglect last month, says the home only looked messy because she tore it apart searching for her son.

 

Court records do not indicate whether the parents have lawyers.

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