Martha and Charlie Colt who were among the eight relatives arrested when they were found living on a filthy plot which “smelt of urine in faeces” in April, had 4 children together after years of incest.
The incestual Australian family of 40 where most of the kids are born by parents who are related, were busted in April 15 this year. Martha Colt the most depraved member of the Colt incest family, was living with her brother Charlie Colt — who she had once slept openly with in a “marital bed” on the Colt incest family farm — when arrested in April.
It was gathered that her four children, aged between 11 and 20, are a result of sexual relationships with a sibling or parent. The police are seeking further DNA samples from members of the Colt family before charges laid against them can proceed, while the court appointed pseudonym to protect the identity of child victims.
Martha Colt, 38, who is currently incarcerated in Dillwynia Women’s prison in far western Sydney, had health problems including injuries from falling in her prison cell according to her lawyer.
Appearing via video link from prison, Martha appeared older than her years with greying hair, a worn out look and a lined face. Charged with perjury, Ms Colt’s alleged offences are fewer than some of her co-accused siblings and nephews who face charges of sexual intercourse with children, indecent assault and incest.
When the home was raised on April 15, stunned detectives and welfare authorities found 38 members living on the filthy property which had no running water, electricity or proper sanitation. The children did not know how to use toilet paper, a toothbrush or shower, and had bed-wetting and hearing problems. They were years behind at school (if they had attended at all), tortured animals and had sex with their cousins, uncles and aunts. Martha Colt was refused bail at yesterday’s bail hearing and will remain in prison.
Martha who was refused bail at yesterday’s bail hearing and will remain in prison, shared the same bed with her brother in one of two tents inside a large shed which had a refrigerator with rotten vegetables and hazardous wires hooked up to a generator.
Their 4 children had facial deformities associated with interbreeding, walked in a shuffling manner, could not speak intelligibly and had cognitive impairment.