Cou­ple ar­rested in al­leged abuse of kids


Richmond Times-Dispatch - - WEATHER DESK -

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.

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