Couple arrested in alleged abuse of kids
FAIRFIELD, Calif. — The parents of 10 children rescued from what California authorities call yearslong abuse are both in jail after their mother was taken into custody Wednesday and her bail set at nearly $500,000 to reflect the severity of the charges.
Prosecutors charged Ina Rogers, 31, in Solano County Superior Court with nine counts of felony child abuse, saying she caused the children to be in a situation likely to produce great bodily injury and death.
Her husband, Jonathan Allen, faces multiple charges of torture and felony child abuse. He has pleaded not guilty and remains in jail on $5.2 million bail. objective of denuclearization seriously.”
The vice foreign minister, Kim Kye Gwan, said, “We are no longer interested in a negotiation that will be all about driving us into a corner and making a one-sided demand for us to give up our nukes and this would force us to reconsider whether we would accept the North Korea-U.S. summit meeting.”
In its commentaries published through the state-run news agency, North Korea steered clear of criticizing Trump himself and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un twice. That suggested the summit is still on.
But it also took the opportunity to air its own negotiating position and take aim at Bolton, who has suggested that negotiations in 2004 that led to the shipping of nuclear components to the U.S. from Libya under Moammar Gadhafi would be a good model for North Korea as well.
Gadhafi was deposed seven years later following a NATO-led military campaign. The North on Wednesday described that proposal as a “sinister move” to bring about its own collapse.
North Korea may have also been responding to aims for the summit aired by Bolton and Pompeo in Sunday morning talk shows during the weekend.
Bolton told ABC that denuclearization means getting rid of all the North’s nuclear weapons, dismantling them and taking them to the Oak Ridge, Tenn., nuclear research laboratory. Bolton added that North Korea would have to get rid of its uranium and plutonium facilities, reveal its weapons sites and allow open inspections.
The toughest of North Korea’s statements was issued in the name of Kim Kye Gwan, who was a leading negotiator of an aid-for-disarmament deal that collapsed during the George W. Bush administration while Bolton was undersecretary of state for arms control.
The State Department emphasized that North Korea’s leader had previously indicated he understood the need and purpose of the U.S. continuing its long-planned military exercises with South Korea. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. had not heard anything directly from North or South Korea that would change that.
“We will continue to go ahead and plan the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un,” Nauert said.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said he is concerned that talks are “really being oversimplified” by the White House.
“This is not a like condo deal where two people sit down and hash out a number of outstanding issues and then they say, ‘Well, some lawyers can write it up,’” he said.