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Father Allegedly Abused And Tortured His 10 Kids In Filthy California Home

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

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Couple Tortured, Killed Vietnam Vet For Financial Info And Burned Him In Front Of Kids, Cops Say

A California couple beat and tortured a Vietnam War veteran for his financial information, police say, and then burned his body in the countryside while their children watched.

Fresno couple Jose Mendoza, 36, and Stacie Mendoza, 38, allegedly went to the home of Kenneth Coyle April 5 or 6 and restrained, beat and suffocated him, according to the Hartford Sentinel. In a press conference Monday, Hanford Police Captain Karl Anderson said although there’s no official cause of death yet, he suspects it’s blunt force trauma and suffocation.

He said that after the couple murdered Coyle, they took the body to rural Madera County with their children and burned the remains as they watched. 

“We know the children were taken too when the body was burned and watched the body burn,” Anderson said, according to ABC 30 in Fresno. “It’s quite tragic that they would involve their children to witness and be

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Oldest California Sibling Tortured By Parents Was Bullied For Being Smelly, Says Classmate

A former classmate of the eldest sibling held captive in her home with her 12 brothers and sisters has written a gut-wrenching Facebook post about the bullying she endured.

Earlier this month, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her siblings were enduring, allegedly at the hands of their parents David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49. Police found her siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, with some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home.

A man who went to elementary school with the oldest victim, a 29-year-old woman, said he felt an “overwhelming sense of guilt and shame.”

“Every grade level had a designated ‘cootie kid’ and she held the title for our year,” Taha Muntajibuddin wrote. “She was a frail girl, had pin-straight hair with bangs, and often wore the

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13 Tortured Siblings Fed Only Once A Day, Allowed To Shower Twice A Year

A law enforcement official told NBC News that the 13 siblings rescued in California over the weekend were only fed one rationed meal a day. That official also told NBC News that the brothers and sisters were only allowed to shower twice a year.

A 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were allegedly enduring on Sunday. Police then rescued her siblings.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said that their investigation “revealed several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner.”

The 13 victims, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were found so severely malnourished that even the adults looked like children. Police thought that the 17-year-old girl was 10 years old, which they

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Aunt Of 13 Siblings Tortured And Held Captive By Their Parents Speaks Out, Claims Dad Creeped Her Out

Elizabeth Jane Flores, the sister of Louise Anna Turpin, the mother of the 13 siblings found captive in their home, has told ABC News’ “Good Morning America”  that the family shut her out of their life.

Over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were enduring. Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled, in the home of Lousie Anna Turpin, 49, and her husband 57-year-old David Allen Turpin.

Flores told “Good Morning America” that for years she has been trying to get in touch with her sister and her many children. They had been out of touch for nearly 20 years.

“She never let us talk to her kids,” Elizabeth told the Mail Online. “She wouldn’t even accept my Facebook request.”

“I want to reach out to the kids, I want them to know that for years

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Police Searching For Couple Who Allegedly Burned And Tortured 4-Year-Old Girl To Death

Police are currently on the hunt for Candice R. Diaz, 24, and Brad E. Fields, 28, a Detroit area couple who are suspects in the death of 4-year-old Gabby Barrett.

According to WXYZ, Barrett was found on New Year’s Day with severe injuries and burns on her extremities after police received a call about an unresponsive child. She was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Her death was ruled a homicide, reported Detroit Free Press.

“Upon arrival, CPR was being administered by family members and officers found the child suffering from severe burns about her extremities,” read a news release.

Gabby’s numerous traumatic injuries indicated that she had been hurt at numerous times throughout her short life.

Diaz (Barrett’s mother) and Fields (her boyfriend) were named prime suspects in the death. They both now face charges on four counts, including murder, child abuse and torture.

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Mom And Boyfriend Tortured And Killed 3-Year-Old; Put Body In Freezer

Jurors convicted a Napa, California couple on Tuesday of torturing a young child to death.

According to KRON4, 27-year-old Sarah Lynn Krueger and 29-year-old Ryan Scott Warner killed Krueger’s 3-year-old daughter Kayleigh Slusher in the couple’s apartment.

Jurors heard evidence separately against the defendants during the same trial that began in May.

Both Krueger and Warner face life without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and a special allegation that the slaying involved torture. They both face an additional 25 years to life for assault on a child causing death. They will be sentenced in July.

Kayleigh’s body was found with 41 visible injuries as well as multiple internal injuries.  Authorities determined after the murder her body had been placed in a freezer, then left in a suitcase on a bed in an apartment according to KRON4.

Assistant Napa County District Attorney Paul Gero said

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