A mother is accused of partially skinning her caged son and feeding his flesh to relatives.
Kalra Mauerova, 31, of Brno in the Czech Republic, wept in court as she admitted torturing her son Ondrej, and his ten-year-old brother, Jakub, The Sun reported.
Mauerova, a member of the Grail Movement cult, caged Ondrej for months while relatives, also members of the cult, ate his raw flesh, a judge heard yesterday.
The court in Brno heard the family sexually abused the boys and made them cut themselves with knives.
The boys said they were kept in cages or handcuffed to tables and made to stand for days in their own urine.
The abuse was discovered when a man living nearby installed a TV monitor to keep watch on his newborn baby.
Instead of pictures of his newborn he was confronted by live images of Ondrej naked in the cellar — beaten and chained, The Sun reported.
Mauerova is understood to have installed the monitor so she could watch her victims suffering from her kitchen.
Police were called, and the boy and his brother, as well as what appeared to be a 13-year-old girl, were freed.
The teenage girl later turned out to be 34 — and one of the torturers.
Mauerova accused the woman — fellow cult member Barbora Skrlova — of brainwashing her.
"Terrible things have happened. I realize it and can’t understand how I could have allowed it," Mauerova was reported as saying.
The court heard the abuse of Ondrej and Jakub was coordinated via text messages sent by a leader of the Grail Movement cult — who was known only as the "Doctor."
The trial of Mauerova, another relative and their bogus sister Skrlova — who fled and was later found posing as a boy in Norway — continues.