So horrifying! Police and child care workers have uncovered one of the worst cases of incest in history in New South Wales, Australia, where a ‘cult’ of 40 adults and children had been living in squalid shacks.
Children born from four generations of incest were found living with birth defects in the appalling conditions. Brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts had been having sex with each other for decades, and raising their children to become intimate with each other and have more inbred babies.
Incest Cult In Australia — Poor, Deformed Children Rescued From Cruel Camp
The children found living in filth-ridden shacks and dilapidated caravans had severe disabilities as a result of being inbred, including a walking impairment, psoriasis, hearing and sight problems and misaligned eyes, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
One nine-year-old could not hear or write, and she did not know how to bathe herself or use a toilet.
“I’ll never get over what I saw there,” one female police officer reportedly said.
The cult was discovered after residents of a nearby town reported that there were children who weren’t attending school living in the hills of the picturesque Australian valley.
Some Rescued Children Placed With Foster Families
The New South Wales Children’s Court made a rare decision to go public with its findings, revealing that the cult had begun with two great-great grandparents who were brother and sister.
According to court documents, many of the children appeared to be developmentally delayed, cognitively impaired or physically handicapped as a result of their inbred births. The children were encouraged to have sex with each other as soon as they came of age.
Since the shocking discovery, some of the children have been placed with foster families, while others are recieving treatment for “sexualised behaviour and psychological trauma.”
— Tierney McAfee