The first member of a massive Alabama incest ring has testified in court, exposing a horrifying pattern of abuse which spanned three generations. The 16-year-old girl was forced to have sex with adults as well as her own brother, after being told “we are just teaching you all how to do this,” by the adults in charge.
The incest involved two families, who routinely held pedophile sex parties. Wendy Wood Holland, the 35-year-old defendant at the center of the case, molested children still in diapers. Holland’s niece, Brittney Wood, went missing in May of 2012, and is believed to have been another victim of the abuse. The investigation into her disappearance led authorities to uncover the incest.
Wood is now presumed to be dead, though her disappearance at age 19 led to charges against 10 of her lascivious family members, in what is the largest case of its kind ever to be prosecuted in Alabama. On Tuesday, the 16-year-old witness testified that Holland had sex with her brother, while she had sex with Holland’s husband, Donnie.
During opening statements, defense attorney Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro accused the witness of habitually lying and accusing people. However, her argument is looking quite thin against a mountain of victims and evidence. A 23-year-old family member named Derek Wood also testified that he had sex with Holland “40 or 50 times.” He has also pleaded guilty to sex crimes and faces up to 20 years in prison.
MailOnline revealed that investigator Shanna Boyington told the jury she had investigated “hundreds” of child sex abuse cases and never seen anything like this case before. Holland has pleaded not guilty to sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture and endangering the welfare of a child.