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Offbeat 3 Indiana kids found in squalid conditions; couple charged

00:08  21 may  2018
00:08  21 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Police: Parents charged after 10 children "rescued from horrible living conditions"

  Police: Parents charged after 10 children The victims range in age from 4 months to 12 years; their father, Jonathan Allen, has been charged with felony torture and child abuseFAIRFIELD, Calif. — A California man has been arrested for what police say was "a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse" of his 10 children between the ages of 4 months and 12 years old. Police in Fairfield, California say they uncovered the alleged abuse after responding to a report of a missing child March 31.

Booking photos of Aldo Aranda and Maria Kuilan Benitez. © courtesy of St. Joseph County Jail Booking photos of Aldo Aranda and Maria Kuilan Benitez.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A South Bend couple has been charged with neglect after investigators found three severely malnourished children living in squalid conditions at their home.

The South Bend Tribune reports 30-year-old Aldo Aranda and his wife Maria Kuilan Benitez each face multiple felonies. Police were called to their home this month after a family member requested a welfare check.

Officers said the house smelled like urine and they observed insects, trash and food on the floor.

The children, who are between the ages of 3 and 9, are being treated for malnutrition and metabolic disorder.

Court records state the 29-year-old wife told police that her husband threatened to stab her if she left the home.

It was unclear Sunday if either had an attorney representing them.

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Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com

New charges filed against father who allegedly tortured children .
A Fairfield, Calif., father accused of torturing his children is facing an additional four counts of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Solano County district attorney's office. Jonathan Allen appeared before a judge Thursday after having already been charged with seven counts of torture and nine counts of felony child abuse or child endangerment. The court granted a motion to join the cases against Allen and Ina Rogers, who is also facing charges related to her 10 children. An amended complaint specified that the lewd acts were committed with a child under the age of 14.

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