Impassable hallways, spoiled food, burns, bruises, human and animal feces.
It was all part of “a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse” that a northern California father inflicted on his 10 children, police said Monday.
Jonathan Allen, 29, has been charged with nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse, Fairfield police announced.
Social service workers removed the 10 children, ranging in age from four months to 12 years, from the home. Their mother, Ina Rogers, faces lesser charges of neglect.
The children suffered abuse including “puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot by a pellet or airsoft gun,” police said. All of the violence was “for sadistic purposes,” said Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County.
Despite the charges of vile neglect and abuse, Rogers maintains that she and Allen are loving parents.
“I strive, I thrive on being a good parent to my