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10 children rescued from 'horrible' living conditions in California

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KRON) - Police arrested a mother and a father after 10 children were rescued from “horrible” living conditions in Fairfield, California, according to the Fairfield Police Department. 

On March 31, police responded to a report of a missing juvenile in the 2200 block of Fieldstone Ct. The officers located the missing 12-year-old and returned to the child’s home, police said. 

Police say once they arrived at the home, they conducted a search due to concerns for the safety and health of the child and the child’s siblings. 

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During the search, officers found nine more children, ranging in age from four months to 11 years old, living in squalor and unsafe conditions, police said. 

The mother, Ina Rogers, a 30-year-old Fairfield resident was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail for child neglect. 

All 10 children were taken into protective custody by Solano County Child Welfare Services.

With the assistance of Child Welfare Services and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office, detectives with the Fairfield Police Department’s Family Violence Unit initiated an investigation. 

Police say the investigation revealed a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse of the children. 

As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for the father of the children.

At around 8:30 a.m. on May 11, detectives responded to the residence on Fieldstone Court and served the arrest warrant. 

Jonathan Allen, a 29-year-old Fairfield resident, was arrested and booked into the Solano County Jail for 9 counts of felony torture and 6 counts of felony child abuse.

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