The 10 children, aged between four months and 12 years, were removed from the home in Fairfield on 31 March after their mother Ina Rogers reported that the oldest child had gone missing.
Police revealed during a recent press conference that they believe "significant torture took place" at the Fairfield home.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry says the torture was carried out "for sadistic purposes".
Fairfield resident Jonathan Allen, 29, remained in custody at the Solano County Jail on Monday on suspicion of nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse, spokesman Greg Hurlbut of the Fairfield Police Department said. He is being held at the Solano County Jail on $5.2 million bail.
The children's father, Jonathan Allen, was arraigned Monday on felony torture and child abuse charges and the mother, Ina Rogers, faces child neglect charges.
"This is absolutely appalling to me". He says some areas of the home were impassable.
Police found the child and returned him home, where they found the other children and conditions they described as "unsafe and unsanitary". He was found asleep under a bush in the yard of a nearby home. "The investigation revealed a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse of the children".
Rogers, an EKG technician, explained that she has 11 biological children-three of which she had before she met Allen and the other eight she had within in the past 10 years. She later posted bail. She said she felt judged for having so many children and for choosing to home-school them.
Officers responded to the home and discovered the apparent abuse when the children's mother, Ina Rogers, called 911 on March 31.More news: Ronda Rousey Challenged By WWE Champion For Title Match
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"My husband has a lot of tattoos", Rogers said. "He looks like a scary individual, and that's why people are so quick to judge him", Rogers said. "But absolutely not. My husband is an incredible person".
David Turpin and his wife Louise previously pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges in a case that has drawn global attention since the couple's 17-year-old daughter escaped the family's Perris, California, home in January and called 911.
Police in Fairfield north of San Francisco said Monday that the children range in age from 4 months to 12 years. "And so I've had many people question my right to parent and I feel this whole situation has exploded".
The kids didn't require medical consideration once they have been eliminated.
Rogers told reporters she's surprised police had leveled the most serious accusations against her husband, as he was not the disciplinarian of the family. "I am not going to allow this to break us and I am not going to stop fighting", Rogers said. Kids get rebellious and that's all that happened, ' Rogers said.
Reporters noted that during the tour, however, the house was still filthy, with scuffed walls and animal feces in the bathroom, according to the AP. The other rooms were used as a master bedroom, playroom and meditation room.
Rogers said the home's condition was a result of her "tearing up" the house because her son was missing.
Aleida Quartman, 23, who stated she works with Rogers, stated she spoiled her youngsters and the messy home was simply life with youngsters, cats, a canine and fish.