Via Fox News:

Ten children believed to be abused and living in “horrible” conditions were removed from a home in Fairfield, California, police announced Monday.

The children’s removal was sparked after a 12-year-old child was reported missing in the area on March 31, the Fairfield Police Department said in a news release. The child was located and returned home.

While at the home, police said they conducted a health and safety search and discovered nine other children — ranging in age from four months to 11 years old — “living in squalor and unsafe conditions.”

A Fairfield mother accused of child endangerment says her 10 kids sleep in one room because they want to. She says house is messy from police search.
— Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) May 14, 2018

Garbage, rotten food, and animal and human feces were found strewn throughout the house, Lt. Greg Hurlbut said at a news conference Monday.

The officer added after they were removed from the home, the children described in interviews various incidents of “intentional abuse.” They had puncture wounds, burns and bruises consistent with getting shot with a pellet or BB gun, according to the department.

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