A WOMAN who developed 2,500 personalities after being violently raped by her dad today spoke of her ecstasy as the paedophile was told he will die behind bars.
Jeni Haynes was first sexually abused when she was just four years old, and to cope, she created thousands of different personalities to deal with the horrific torture.
Jeni Haynes says shes ecstatic after her rapist dad was jailed for life[/caption]
Evil Richard Haynes subjected Jeni to a ten-year campaign of vile abuse[/caption]
Today, she celebrated outside a Sydney court after evil Richard Haynes was jailed for 45 years for abusing his daughter from 1974 to 1981.
Describing his sentence as a “massive bonus”, smiling Jeni told reporters: “Forty-five years, holy s**t. I was hoping for 25, so I just got a massive bonus.
“I’m ecstatic, I could not be happier. I think that the judge was brilliant – she recognised the enormity of what he did and the enormity of the impact, because it’s not just me, people who abuse children, the impact they put on that child, goes forever.”
“What worried me was that he would get a short non-parole period and I would have to go back to court and do it all over again.”
Haynes, whose attempt to retract his mid-trial guilty pleas was rejected, showed no emotion as he was sentenced in New South Wales District Court.
Judge Sarah Huggett sentenced him to 45 years with a non-parole period of 33 years, meaning Haynes can’t be released until he is 104.
But Jeni, who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, also said Haynes’ sentence could not erase the scars left by her dad’s vile campaign of abuse.
For almost two hours, Jennifer relived the trauma as Judge Huggett revealed details of the 25 offences Haynes had pleaded guilty to, including rape and buggery.
She told 7news.com.au: “As I sat there listening to her tell my story, which was really quite intimidating and quite traumatising, I realised that she drew the line in the sand and said this is it – it is over.”
“It’s my life now, isn’t it – it’s mine. I can have my life and do all the things I’ve always wanted to do.
“I need him to die in jail.”
The different personalities Jeni created allowed her to overcome the emotional and physical abuse she received from Haynes.
She was protected by 2,500 different “alters” who would take over her body during the abuse.
I’m ecstatic, I could not be happier. I think that the judge was brilliant
Little Jeni was often abused at their family home in the Sydney suburbs.
When the abuse came to light and police conducted their investigations, Jeni’s “personalities” helped convict her rapist dad.
In May, Psychiatrist Dr George Blair-West said it is now not only considered a genuine medical condition but an ingenious one.
He told 60 Minutes program that when children like Jeni are subjected to significant traumas prior to eight years old, they are able to split off parts of their mind into multiple personalities.
Jeni was able to provide police with incredibly detailed descriptions and recollection of the abuse.
She required major surgeries on her bowel, coccyx and anus to repair the physical damage caused by her dad.
What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a complex psychological condition that is mostly caused by severe trauma during early childhood.
The condition was once viewed with disbelief – including by the psychiatric profession.
DID is extremely rare, and affects just two percent of the world’s population.
Due to their dissociations, or separation from their sense of self, a number of DID patients are likely to struggle with memory issues.
In about 90 percent of cases, there is a history of abuse in childhood, while other cases are linked to experiences of war or health problems during childhood.
Treatment generally involves supportive care and counselling.
The condition usually persists without treatment.
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In 2017 Haynes was extradited from the United Kingdom and charged with multiple counts of rape, buggery and indecent assault of his daughter, reported The Mirror.
The evidence in the case against Haynes would be too traumatic for a jury, so it was agreed for it to be heard by a judge alone.
Haynes initially pleaded not guilty to all charges, however after two hours of Jeni giving evidence as ‘Symphony’, one of her personalities, he changed his plea.
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Jeni celebrates outside court after her rapist dad was jailed for 45 years[/caption]
Friends share Jeni’s joy after hearing Haynes will die behind bars[/caption]
When the abuse came to light and police conducted their investigations, Jeni’s ‘personalities’ helped convict her rapist dad[/caption]
Little Jeni was often abused at their family home in the Sydney suburbs[/caption]
She was able to provide police with incredibly detailed descriptions and recollection of the abuse[/caption]