A Family Tradition

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Boley Folks House
A Family Tradition is the non fictional events from various branches of the family tree combined with imagination, and headline news.

Submitted: March 31, 2019

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The debauched lives of the current generation of adults might never have been found if residents of a nearby town had not reported that there were children living in the hills who had not been attending school.
 
in court, the adults would argue they were home_ schooling the children. Later, it would be revealed that the children were not schooled. Their parents did not trust the educational system. The public schools exposed the young mind to immoral information. public school teaches children homosexuality is the norm. and all persons are equal.
 
In the nearby town, the name of which has been suppressed, one local resident said people used to make jokes that if anyone came from that valley ' they are 99% inbred.
 
The man told the local paper that on occasions two women with 'about ten children' would emerge from a car that had interstate plates, buy something in the shops and leave
 
They , the children were never clean neither were the women.' said the man. And there was 'nothing' on the blocks of land where the family lived - 'no electricity, no water, no sewage, nothing but, scrub brush.
 
'Police and Child Protective Service  workers were stunned when they arrived at the "cult "camp,"They found 40 adults and children living in two broken-down caravans, two sheds and  numerous tents, where there was no running water or sewage.
 
The news papers reported  unsanitary living conditions dirt caked the surfaces of stoves and cooking facilities. rotten vegetables lay in a communial refrigerator. Animals cats and dogs were sleeping on many  of the children's beds.
 
Chainsaws, bags of rubbish and exposed electrical wires lay everywhere. There were no toilets, showers or baths.
 
'I'll never get over what I saw there,' a female police officer later said to other police co-workers. How, do people live like that. How can any parents raise children in those conditions ?
 
The case happened near Whiteville  where authorities said it was one of the worst incest cases ever reported.
 
But at the time even she did not realise that the 'family cult' was a throwback to a pair of great-great grandparents who were a brother and sister. The great grandparents ( brother and sister ) married to prevent the great grandmother from being placed in a children's home. 
 
After marrying the great _ grandfather and grandmother adopted three of the sisters. He could not accept his sister's, his sister's _ in law were destined for a work_ farm. The Great_ grandparents tried to instill in consequent generations what they did was morally , legally wrong.
 
Down through the generations, the family continued to regenerate itself, the children beginning to have sex with one another as soon as they were old enough.
 
The result, the court documents revealed, was that some of the children seemed developmentally delayed, cognitively impaired or physically handicapped - 
 
the shocking result of sex between brothers and sisters, uncles and nieces and fathers and daughters.
 
According to the documents, the children were sexually involved with each other and only one - a five-year-old girl, the youngest - had parents who weren't related to each other.
 
The Television news  said that what the police and Child Protective Service auhorities  witnessed was 'a social time bomb exploding before their eyes.'The five family groups comprised sisters Rhonda, 47; Martha, 33; and Betty Colt, 46, who slept every night with her brother, Charlie. 
 
There were also two of Betty's daughters who each had children who proved to be from unions of related parents.Betty's son Bobby, 15, who had severe psoriasis and needed urgent dental work, could not talk in a way that could be understood, he wet and soiled his bed and his learning ability was at kindergarten level.
 
The valley was in picturesque rural North Carolina. near The Blue Ridge Mountains National Park.
 
Martha's sons Albert, 15, and Jed, 14, also had speech problems, no personal hygiene and teeth that were in need of urgent dental work.
 
 Betty's son Billy, 14, was underweight and not growing properly, as well as having hearing and sight problems, spoke unintelligibly, had an intellectual disability he could barely read or count.
 
Fourteen-year-old Kimberly Warden  was underweight and could not clean her teeth, use toilet paper or comb her hair. She had problems with hearing, speech, sight, could not read or write and did not know how to use toilet paper or comb her hair.
 
When approached by one of the officers who had called at the 'camp' Kimberly threatened to cut off the officer's fingers.
 
Betty's son Brian, 12, had extensively decayed teeth, had borderline normal hearing and did not understand showering. His eyes were misaligned and he could not read, write or recognise numbers.
 
On July 18, 2012, police and social workers removed 12 children from the valley - and after careful questioning, harrowing tales emerged.Kimberly told of sexual contact with her uncle, Dwayne, who was 9 years old, while her aunt, Carmen, 8, watched. Sisters Ruth, 7, and Nadia, 9,  had sexual touching with their brothers Albert, 15; Jed, 14; and Karl, 12. 
 
In one sad story, social workers were told how three brothers aged 14 and under tied their sister, 8, and niece, 13, naked to a tree.
 
The court documents revealed that clinicians and geneticists who took mouth swabs from the children deduced five of them had parents who were themselves 'closely related' to one another while another five had parents who were 'related'.
 
But the complex tale of intimate relations was found to go back to Betty, Martha and Rhonda's maternal grandparents, who had been brother and sister.
 
 Betty had 13 children, some of whom were probably fathered by her father, Tim, and her brother, Charlie. Along the way one of Betty's daughters, Tammy, 27, died from a genetic disease known as Zellweger syndrome.
 
Since the discovery of the shocking events in the hidden valley, some children have since been placed with foster families, while others are in treatment programmes for sexualised behaviour and psychological trauma.They are said to be making progress with schooling and hygiene, but Betty Warden , said the Telegraph, appears to be in denial and her lawyer has disputed the court's findings.
 
 The extended family is petitioning the court to return the children. The biological mothers gave testimony their children were happy before CPS became involved. The mother's told stories of Christmases where the presents were all for the children. They recalled Easter's, egg hunts, and birthday parties.


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