Frank Colt, 49, of the infamous incest family gets bail to stay in a hostel in Sydney, despite being accused of four pedophile affairs
- Colt is also accused of having sex without permission involving an 18-year-old woman
- Stephen Powell, Supreme Court Supreme Court, granted him bail on Monday
- Crown resisted bail and said his family is known to travel far to see each other
- Colt family Matriach Betty Colt also has to deal with charges, including perverting justice
Australian Associated Press
A man who was expelled from Western Australia because of the alleged sexual assault of young relatives in rural NSW has been released on bail to stay in a hostel in Sydney.
The 49-year-old, given the pseudonym Frank Colt, was one of eight family members who were arrested by the police in 2018.
He is charged with four counts of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of ten and one of sexual intercourse without consent involving an 18-year-old woman.
A man who was expelled from Western Australia because of the alleged sexual assault of young relatives in rural NSW has received a guarantee to stay in a hostel in Sydney
Stephen Lawell, judge at the High Court of the NSW, has released him on bail to live in a temporary hostel in Sydney.
& # 39; (He) actually has nothing but the clothes in which he was arrested, so he has to start somewhere, & # 39; said Colt's lawyer, Robert Bucksath, against the judge.
The bail conditions stipulate that Colt must report to the police twice a day, not contact key witnesses or his accused and not leave the state.
He forfeits a $ 10,000 deposit if he does not appear in court.
The 49-year-old, given the pseudonym Frank Colt, was one of eight family members arrested by the police in 2018 (a pictured rural farm in NSW where alleged abuses occurred)
The crown resisted his release, with prosecutor Mardi Cartwright saying he had violated bail in other states and belonged to a family that is known to travel long distances to see each other & # 39; (photo show in NSW where several members of the colt & # 39; -family were found)
Colt's lawyer has told the court earlier that his client is in a situation where he is essentially consumed by the terrible taboo of intergenerational incest & # 39 ;.
Mr. Bucksath told last year's bail that Colt had detached himself from what the & # 39; nomadic & # 39; or & # 39; living off-the-grid lifestyle & # 39; was mentioned and had no longer contacted certain family members for a number of years.
But the Crown resisted his release, with prosecutor Mardi Cartwright saying that he had violated the bail in other states and belonged to a family that is known to travel long distances to see each other & # 39;
Monday's decision came after the 51-year-old matriarch of the Colt family – who had received the pseudonym Betty Colt – was refused a guarantee at the Central Local Court last week by Margaret Quinn (photo 's) in 2014 brought out of court)
Monday's decision came after the 51-year-old matriarch of the Colt family, who received the pseudonym Betty Colt, was denied permission at the Local Court by Margaret Quinn last week.
The mother of 12 is accused of disrupting the legal process and of five counts of making a false statement on oath in the direction of perjury.
The magistrate found there had an unacceptable risk that she would interfere in witnesses and commit a serious crime, noting that the matriarch is aggressive & # 39; maintained contact with her children in the past against court orders.
All eight family members are asked to have their case listed in Central Local Court in the course of the following month.
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