Infamous Incest Family Collected Welfare, Had Inter-Generational Sex

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August 19, 2014 8:24am PST

A story which is front page news in Australia hasn’t made many headlines in this part of the world. That could very well be because it is so taboo, so disgusting, that many news outlets shy away from reporting the gruesome circumstances surrounding the Colt family.

The Colt family were given this court-appointed moniker back in 2012, when authorities took the children of the family into protective custody and provided them with fictitious names in an attempt to preserve their identities. If you know anything about this case, then you understand why it’s important that the identities of these kids be protected. If they were to be outed, they would never be accepted in regular society after their past.

The story of the Colt family was plastered all over the world when the 40 incest-spawned family members were found living in a shanty town deep in the Australian brush. Their only neighbors were farmers with a lot of land, who reported barely seeing the family or hearing sounds of the children playing.

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It appears that while a couple of the older male family members in the Colt clan did work for a local shire and chop wood to make a modest living, the family was on welfare in order to get by. They received Centrelink money, which is for Australians who have fallen on hard times, much like what the welfare system in the United States was intended to be.

Even with Centrelink funds, the adults of the Colt family did not adequately provide for their children. They were found to be severely malnourished and those who encountered them at school all reported that they were “rail thin”. Their hygiene was deplorable. They did not brush their teeth or use toilet paper.

As a parent, the idea of raising children in this environment in unfathomable. It seems that the adults of the family, who had been victims of abuse themselves, knew no other way to live, and so their children were in turn made victim to their horrific abuse. If the Colts had not been discovered, they undoubtedly would have gone on to produce another generation of inbreed children just like the last.

Do you think that there is any way for the children of this family to recover from their traumatic upbringing, at least in part? Do you think they will ever be able to assimilate into regular society and live a somewhat normal life? Give us your take in the comments section.

H/T: Sydney Morning Herald

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