Member of the infamous & # 39; Colt & # 39; incest family gets bail after complaining about sexual abuse behind bars
- The police found 40 adults and children living on a dirty farm in NSW in 2012
- Officers handed over 12 of the children, allegedly inbreeding, to care
- Martha Colt was arrested in April 2018 and accused of lying to the police
- She has now been released on bail and will be tried in February 2020
A member of the notorious Colt family was bailed after she complained that she had been sexually abused in prison.
Martha Colt, 43, was one of 40 adults and children from the same family who were found in squalor on a farm in Boorwa, western New South Wales, in 2012.
The police gave 12 children, allegedly inbred, care.
Martha was arrested in April 2018 and accused of lying to the police.
Martha Colt, 43, was one of 40 adults and children from the same family who were found in 2012 on a farm (photo) in Boorwa, western New South Wales.
Betty Colt is shown being taken out of court after at least nine months in prison for trying to kidnap her sons
She was taken into custody in Mary Wade Prison in Lidcombe, but has now been released.
Her bail hearing at the Supreme Court, where she appeared with her arm in a sling via video link, was told that she had been repeatedly attacked and once sexually reported, the Daily telegram.
Prosecutors said that Martha should not be released because she may be trying to force witnesses for her trial in February.
But Justice Helen Wilson ordered her to be released on bail of $ 2,000.
Martha will stand trial with three other female Colt members, who have already received a bail.
Four male family members are behind bars awaiting a separate joint trial next year.
The police ran into the Colt family farm in 2012 after a child in primary school was told that her sister was pregnant and the father was one of her brothers.
DNA tests performed on all members of the family would have revealed the evidence of long-term incestuous relationships.
The farm where the family lived lacked hygiene and many of the children had difficulty talking.
The farm where the family lived lacked hygiene and many of the children had difficulty talking
This is the Colt family house that was attacked by the police in 2012
Few knew how to use toilet paper and many had & # 39; twisted & # 39; ideas about sex.
In April 2018, the Betty Colt matriarch was arrested alongside relatives Rhonda and Martha, Charlie and Roderick, Rhonda's son Cliff and Betty's son Derek and daughter, Raylene.
Betty Colt is accused of five counts for making a false statement and disrupting legal proceedings.
Her sisters and daughter are charged with making a false statement for perjury.
The four male foals – Betty's two brothers and two sons – all aged between 29 and 49 are accused of incest, indecent abuse of a person under the age of 16 and sexual intercourse with children under the age of 14.
The family has been given pseudonyms designated by the court to protect the identity of the children.
COLT CASE: INSIDE THE CAMP THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD
A tent for three people where members of the 38-person Colt family lived until July 2012
The discovery of generations of a reportedly incestuous family living in filthy conditions in the New South Wales countryside six years ago, rebelled Australia and astonished the world.
The 38-person & # 39; Colt & # 39; clan was crammed in mid-2012 in dilapidated caravans, sheds and tents in the south of the state after a conversation about family sex in a schoolyard.
Authorities removed 12 illiterate and malnourished children from the camp, including five of Betty Colt & # 39; s children, and placed them in care. All but one would allegedly be inbred.
It was described at the time as the worst case of incest discovered in Australia.
& # 39; I never come across what I saw there & # 39 ;, a female police officer reportedly told a colleague later.
The children told officials from generations of alleged sexual abuse by adults on children and siblings on siblings, involving boys and girls as young as 12 years old.
Officers dived on the remote site after one of the children was told that his sister was having a baby.
But the family did not know which brother had conceived the child.
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