Betty Colt is one of 8 family members who will face a ancestral three-month hearing of charges relating to incest and sex between compared children on a beggarly family skill in a hills behind a NSW nation town.
During a 52-year-old’s bail application, a NSW Supreme Court listened that Colt family “adults intent in enlivening children who were compared to one another to rivet in passionate acts”.
Prosecutor Mardi Cartwright told a probity Betty Colt had told “lies … to keep 5 children in her caring where there was transparent justification of incest, passionate or earthy abuse or neglect”.
Ms Colt let out a little moan and nodded her conduct fast as Justice Des Fagan pronounced he was going to recover her and denied one of prosecutor’s requested bail conditions, observant it was “unduly onerous”.
The huge hearing of a sum 44 charges opposite a 8 Colts — a court-appointed pseudonym to strengthen a temperament of a clan’s children — is due to start in Feb subsequent year.
Many of a offences were allegedly committed on a family’s dirty brush block, where 38 adults and children were detected vital but electricity, using H2O or toilets in 2012.
A publicly expelled NSW Children’s Court visualisation pronounced DNA tests after valid 14 children of a Colt family were a product of kin who were related.
Test formula of some of a children’s “consanguinity” showed they were closely compared to one another, in other difference their kin could have been father and daughter, mom and son or hermit and sister.
Ms Cartwright told a probity Betty Colt had “maintained a lie” about incest notwithstanding DNA explanation of a fact.
Betty Colt, who looked sleepy and moving as she sat in a video counter in Wellington Correctional Centre, has been charged with 5 depends of creation a fake matter on promise amounting to perjury, and one of perverting a march of justice.
The probity listened Ms Colt had refused to accept papers in jail for fear associate inmates would learn of a reason because she was in jail and conflict her.
Opposing Ms Colt’s recover on bail, Ms Cartwright pronounced there was a risk she would meddle with witnesses in a stirring trial, 5 of whom are Colt children who lived on a property.
She named one Colt child who will give “evidence about who his father is” and 3 other Colt boys who will “evidence … (of) a passionate attack allegations”.
Ms Cartwright pronounced a assign feared Betty Colt would hit family members around a sister who was not one of a accused.
She pronounced a sister lived with Betty’s daughter Raylene, who is one of a co-accused, and had visited kin in 3 opposite NSW prisons.
The probity listened a write prevent of Betty revelation one of her womanlike kin not to pronounce with authorities questioning a Colts, and a risk of destiny division if she was out on bail was great.
But Justice Fagan said: “I’m contemptible it’s usually going to have to be managed, we am going to extend bail.”
He pronounced he “cannot justify” gripping Ms Colt in control when it could meant she will have been behind bars for dual years before a hearing ends.
He pronounced that duration was longer than she competence design if she were convicted of a charges opposite her.
Justice Fagan imposed conditions of Ms Colt not contacting her co-accused or any witnesses, and stating daily to police, refusing Ms Cartwright’s ask a indicted reported twice daily.
Told that Ms Colt could simply hit a sister who “travelled between locations frequently” where family members lived, Justice Fagan said, “going twice a day into a … military hire is unduly onerous. We can’t have perfection”.
The 8 indicted Colt family members are due to be arraigned in a Sydney District Court shortly on charges including incest and child abuse, roughly 7 years after military and gratification authorities raided their brush retard home.
Betty’s dual sisters and daughter also are confronting a assign of creation a fake matter amounting to perjury.
The 4 masculine Colts, aged between 29 and 49, are indicted of charges including incest, faulty attack of a chairman underneath 16 and passionate retort with children aged underneath 14.
Their arrests in Apr 2018 came some-more than 5 years after 40 members of a same family were found vital in filth on a farming NSW property.
The plantation was a beggarly stay and a children were deformed and abandoned of hygiene.
Some children spoke in senseless speech, walked in a shuffling fashion, didn’t know how to wash or purify their rotting teeth and used a brush as their usually toilet.
Many of them had avoided school, had developmental delays, cognitive impairments and earthy deformities compared with inbreeding such as low slung ears and misaligned facial features.
But that all came to a hindrance when military and gratification authorities found 38 Colt family members vital on a beggarly NSW plantation where it’s purported sex among a related children was rampant.
Police contend DNA tests valid that 14 of a Colt children had been fathered by a relations of their mother, and a related children themselves were allegedly concerned in prevalent passionate activity.
Five of a Colts confronting charges are a grandchildren of a hermit and sister who it’s purported were a kin of a Betty’s mom Jun Colt.
Three are a good grandchildren.
Betty Colt, brothers Charlie and Roderick, sisters Martha and Rhonda, daughter Raylene and nephew Cliff will mount hearing in a Sydney District Court in Feb subsequent year.