Police said that they returned a boy to his California home after he was reported missing, but then arrested the parents when they discovered the conditions he was living in.
Here's what happened
Ina Rogers, 30, called the police in March after she discovered that her 12-year-old son was missing. She and 29-year-old Jonathan Allen, live in the city of Fairfield, just north of San Francisco.
After police found the child and returned them to his parents' home, they discovered that the couple were forcing their 10 children to live in horrible conditions.
Rogers was arrested and charged with neglect, while Allen was arrested and charged with nine counts of felony torture and six counts of child abuse.
"The children described incidents of intentional abuse resulting in puncture wounds, burns, bruising, and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun or BB gun," said Lt. Greg Hurlbut of the Fairfield Police.
Rogers told the media that the reason the home was in disarray was because she tore up her house looking for her missing child.
"All these allegations are ludicrous," she said, "and all I need is good defense to look into this."
Fairfield mom accused of child endangerment calls accusations “ludicrous”. Ina Rogers faces 10 felony counts her husband is accused of torture. Couple has 10 kids pic.twitter.com/kpDhzwW3fU
— Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) May 14, 2018
"I'm horrified at the statements given by these children," said Sharon Henry, the Solano County Chief Deputy District Attorney. "So based upon what the children stated during their interviews, we believe that torture occurred in this house."
Here's a local news report about the horrific case:
The children were between the ages of four months and 12 years old, and were all homeschooled.