'Nightmares he’s coming back to get us': Farrenkothen victim

JACINTA* flipped out when she read that convicted sexual offender Jan-Maree Dunlop was due to be released from prison.

Jacinta had never met Dunlop but as a young girl she lived with her mother who was in a relationship Jurgen "Terry" Farrenkothen --- the "mastermind" behind the abduction and rape of 10-year-old girl in Gladstone in 2002.

In 2003 Farrenkothen and Dunlop had their original sentences extended to 17 and 14 years jail for their crimes, which Judge CJ de Jersey described as "callous" and "depraved".

"When I saw it everything was rehashed," Jacinta said.

"I flipped my s*** because I still have nightmares that he's coming back to get us.

"When I saw that picture…when the name Farrenkothen came up it just reminded me of him…I can see him plain as day wearing his cowboy boots, tight black jeans and jangly chains," she said.

Farrenkothen, who now goes by her maiden name, Dunlop. Source: The Courier Mail.
Farrenkothen, who now goes by her maiden name, Dunlop. Source: The Courier Mail. The Courier Mail

Jacinta was never sexually abused by Farrenkothen but she was beaten every day and at times was kept locked up inside the house for days.

"He's a really scary and violent person," Jacinta said.

"He would beat us literally as if he was beating a 30-year-old man.

"We weren't naughty kids…it was like walking on glass," she said.

Jacinta moved away from Gladstone and said she had a wonderful family to be thankful for now, however she still struggles to deal with what happened to her while living with Farrenkothen.

"It's hard to let go because it has affected my whole life," she said.

"I had a massive anxiety attack when I saw it yesterday and I still have nightmares about it.

"It petrified me," she said.

Jacinta described Farrenkothen as a "master manipulator" and "a very smart man" who never worked.

Jacinta said he would eat steaks and sausages for dinner while she was served one bowl of rice.

"He had this paddle that he called the paddy whacker," she said.

"I still remember the bruises."

Although Jacinta found yesterday's news confronting, she believed both Dunlop and Farrnekothen's pictures should be shared across the country.

"Their faces should be out there," she said.

"It would be a safer country having more people familiar with their faces."

*The name used in this article is not the subject's real name.
 


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