Isolated clan accused of child abuse, incest

8 in Aussie family charged after discovery of inbred kids

A man being arrested by police officers following a multi-state investigation into suspected child abuse in New South Wales, Australia. Children with misshapen features were found on a rural property where the incestuous family lived.
A man being arrested by police officers following a multi-state investigation into suspected child abuse in New South Wales, Australia. Children with misshapen features were found on a rural property where the incestuous family lived.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Six years ago, police in Australia raided an isolated ramshackle rural property and discovered a depraved family scene that shocked the nation.

Living on the remote bushland property about 120km from Canberra, was a family of almost 40 members who were involved in horrific crimes of incest and paedophilia stretching back decades.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 08, 2018, with the headline 'Isolated clan accused of child abuse, incest'. Print Edition | Subscribe