Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

AN incest monster at the centre of the “world’s most inbred family” was convicted of raping his niece before it was revealed the teen victim was also his sister.

Frank Colt was one of eight members of the 38-strong clan arrested after horrified authorities found the relatives living in squalid conditions in the Australian Outback.

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Eight members of the Colt family – including Frank’s brother Charlie – were arrested in 2018[/caption]

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DNA testing confirmed 11 of those children were the product of parents who were closely related[/caption]

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The children were found living in filthy, squalid conditions[/caption]

Amid four generations of inbreeding, a court heard how Colt attacked his teenage niece in the back seat of his car during a visit to the family farm in February 2010.

His 17-year-old victim – known by her pseudonym “Petra” – had previously told police back in 2013 that she had never gone to school, lived “in a cult” and that “all my aunts, uncles and cousins have all been sleeping together”.

Colt was found guilty of the incestuous rape of his niece in 2020, two years after his arrest in 2018.

But in a horrifying twist, it turned out that Petra was also Colt’s half-sister as the pair shared the same dad – the perverted patriarch of the family, Tim Colt.

Petra’s mother was Frank’s sister – and Tim’s daughter – Betty.

Tim Colt also fathered 12 other children to Betty and five children to his eldest daughter Rhonda as the family moved between rural Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

His youngest daughter had several children to her brother Charlie, the trial heard.

Police discovered about 40 members of the family living in remote property described as an uninsulated shed, old caravans and tents on a NSW bush block in 2012.

The Colt family originated in New Zealand with Tim and June marrying in the mid-1960s before emigrating to Australia. Betty is believed to be their child.

They spread to remote parts of Australia after the NSW farm was raided in 2012.

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