Child sex cult the Children of God was at the height of its influence in the early 1970s - with actors Rose McGowan and River Phoenix both born into the group – and for a brief 18 months, followers were able to preach their message from a manor house in the British countryside. With a population of less than 1,000 people, Hollingbourne, just a few miles from Maidstone, boasts more than 70 listed buildings, and can trace its roots back as far as the Domesday Book. Among the historic sites is Grade 1 listed Hollingbourne Manor, a 16th century mansion boasting six bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms on the corner of a country lane. The Elizabethan manor’s own history has seen it owned by notable local families including the Culpeppers and later the Fairfaxes, who also owned nearby Leeds Castle. But in 1972, The Children of God moved in, spreading the word of their founder David Berg, who is said to have shown a ‘strong advocacy for child-adult sex,’ from the heart of the Garden of England. Local church treasurer Philip Smith, who bought the manor for £1.2million in 2010, said: ‘You will find some of the older… Read full this story
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