All eight members of the infamous & # 39; incest family & # 39; & # 39; later this year & # 39; look forward to an extraordinary joint process, because a legal team asks to speed up the process
- Eight people arrested on allegations of incest, child abuse and neglect
- The arrested are part of the & # 39; Colt & # 39; family accused of generations of incest
- For this extraordinary joint process, the costs for the entire clan can be reduced this year
An Australian family accused of incest is going for an extraordinary joint lawsuit that could take place later this year.
The infamous & # 39; incest clan & # 39; was unveiled in Australia in 2012 when horrible child protection officers found a dozen & # 39; Colt family & # 39; rescued children from delicate tents and caravans in Boorowa, western New South Wales.
The eight members of the family arrested last year were Betty Colt, 51, her sisters Rhonda and Martha, brother Charlie, Rhonda & # 39; s son Cliff and Betty & # 39; s sons Derek and Roderick and daughter, Raylene.
The 51-year-old matriarch of the Colt family, who was given the pseudonym Betty Colt (depicted in 2014), is one of the eight prosecutors
Filthy past: This is the inside of the filthy Boorowa, NSW camp where the children of Betty Colt lived
Seven of the accused said on Thursday that they would refrain from hearing in an attempt to speed up the legal negotiations for a lawsuit, news.com.au reports.
Roderick is the only one who will request an oral hearing, his lawyer told the Central Local Court.
Costs for the group are alleged incest, sexual abuse of children and severe abuse.
Rhonda, Raylene and Roderick have been released on bail since their arrest last year, while Derek will request a deposit next month.
The Colt family lived in barns, tents and caravans (pictured) when they were discovered in 2012
A hearing for the clan is being organized on May 23, with family members appearing in person or via an audiovisual link from a prison.
The family has been given pseudonyms named by the court to protect the identity of the children.
When the family was discovered, 11 of the children were inbred. Few knew how to use toilet paper and many had & # 39; twisted & # 39; ideas about sex and hygiene.
COLT CASE: INSIDE THE CAMP THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD
A three-person tent where members of the 38-person Colt family lived until July 2012
The discovery of generations of an allegedly incestuous family that lived in filthy conditions in the New South Wales countryside six years ago led Australia to revolt and amaze the world.
The 38-person & # 39; Colt & # 39; clan was found in mid-2012 in dilapidated caravans, sheds and tents in the south of the state after a conversation about family sex was bugged in a schoolyard.
The authorities removed 12 illiterate and malnourished children from the camp, including five children from Betty Colt, and placed them in care. All but one were inbreeding.
It was described at the time as the worst case of incest discovered in Australia. Below is a family tree that MailOnline then compiled from legal documents.
A family tree shows the alleged incestuous relationships between members of the Colt clan
& # 39; I will never get over what I saw there & # 39 ;, a female police officer later told a colleague.
The children told officials from generations of alleged sexual abuse by adults about children and siblings on siblings, involving boys and girls from the age of 12.
Officers dived on the remote site after one of the children had been bugged and said his sister had a baby.
But the family did not know which brother had conceived the child.
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