The Turpins were exposed earlier this year after their 17-year-old daughter escaped the family's home and called the police.
Police said Monday, May 14, 2018, they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father, Allen, with torture and their mother, Rogers, with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse.
Ina Rogers said all the torture allegations "will fall away" because her children had no broken bones or major scars.
The boy was eventually found sleeping under a bush in a neighbour's yard, police said. Once they introduced they youngster house, officers searched the residence "on account of considerations for the security and well being of the kid and the kid's siblings. Animal and human feces and a large amount of debris making areas of the house unpassable", Hurlbut said.
Pictures obtained by ABC affiliate KGO show furniture, trash, toys and miscellany scattered at every angle, as if a storm had torn through the home.
When she was later asked why all 10 children slept in a single room while the other bedrooms were used as the parents' quarters, a "meditation room" and a playroom, Rogers replied that the children liked it that way.
They have been placed in the care of relatives while meeting with investigators and being evaluated child welfare professionals.
Wanda Rogers, the children's maternal grandmother, also accused Allen of worshipping "the devil" and using the children as sacrifice.
In the six weeks since that arrest, police said, authorities have interviewed the eight older children and learned more disturbing details about their lives.
Some of the children, police said, described incidents of intentional abuse dating to 2014 - puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with an airsoft or BB gun.
A father in California is facing seven counts of felony torture and nine counts of felony child abuse after police rescued ten children-ranging from 4 months to 12 years old-from the family home. He appeared in court Monday, pleaded not guilty, and was ordered held in lieu of about $5 million bail. They were also physically abused for a "sadistic objective", said Solano County Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry. "We have the children first and foremost in our minds". She posted $10,000 bond on April 9 and was released.
"I want to tell them that I love them".
Rogers said her home was in disarray because of the search for her missing son. Parents who teach their own children are required to register with the state, but the state does not approve, monitor or inspect them.
Speaking with reporters, Rogers said the children suffered bumps and bruises associated with being kids but no serious injuries.
"My husband has a lot of tattoos".
In an interview from jail with CNN affiliate KCRA , Allen insisted that his children were brainwashed into thinking they were abused. But I am not an animal. "The police demonized me all the way down to the names I picked for my children", Allen said. Prosecutors charged Rogers, 31, on Wednesday in Solano Superior Court with nine counts of felony child abuse, saying that she caused the children to be in a situation likely to produce great bodily injury and death.