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Residents complain of bedbugs at El Cajon independent living facility

Posted at 11:41 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 09:25:09-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - Residents at an independent living facility in El Cajon are speaking about their living conditions after their landlord was indicted on elder abuse and theft charges.

“I have to spray constantly with bedbug spray so I don’t get bit,” one resident said about her room at a home on Andover Road.

The home is managed by 59-year-old Mark Rogers, who was charged with 22 misdemeanor counts last week related to the operation of a home on Ewing Street in the College Area.

Investigators said that “cockroaches and bedbugs were discovered through the home, along with rodent feces in various areas.”

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They also found an improperly installed water heater that had been spewing gases into the home.

Superior Court Judge David L. Berry ordered Rogers to shut down the Ewing Street facility and any others in the city of San Diego. However, the order did not apply to facilities outside the city.

At the location on Andover Road, residents told 10News they've had persistent issues with bedbugs and cockroaches. They’ve also reported seeing mice in the home.

10News spoke to Rogers who said he exercises “due diligence whenever there is an issue to get things resolved.”

When asked for specifics about his current operations, he referred 10News to his lawyer.

10News reached out but have not heard back.