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Australian officials discover incestuous cult raising children with deformities

Published on Dec 12, 2013 1:24 PM
Picture from showing squalor where children lived on the remote bush property.

SYDNEY - Australian officials have uncovered an incestuous cult of about 40 relatives who had sex with one another over the course of four generations, raising children with deformities in filthy conditions in a picturesque valley in New South Wales.

Brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, fathers and daughters had sex with one another, raising childen in squalid conditions who themselves grew up to become intimate and have more inbred children, the Daily Mail reported

The children had numerous disabilities, said the report. One boy had a walking impairment and severe psoriasis, another boy was afflicted with hearing and sight problems, and another's eyes were misaligned. A 9-year-old girl could not hear and had stunted speech, and was unable to bathe herself.

"Not only could the case of the Colt family be the nation's most appalling saga of child abuse, it is among one of the worst accounts of incest ever made public," The Daily Telegraph of Sydney reported.

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