Judas and Symphony: Landmark incest case sees the alter egos of an abused woman with multiple personality disorder each allowed to give evidence against her paedophile father
- Paedophile father pleaded guilty to raping his daughter from the age of four
- Richard Haynes admitted to 25 offences at the NSW District Court on Friday
- Daughter Jenny developed multiple personality disorder as a result of the abuse
- Believes he pleaded guilty over evidence her alter egos were due to give in court
- Alter egos included a four-year-old girl and a 17-year-old motorcycle-loving teen
Alex Chapman For Daily Mail Australia
Lawyers planned to bring down a paedophile father who brutally raped and sexually assaulted his daughter by questioning six of alter-egos in what is believed to be a landmark case.
Jennifer Haynes was subjected to horrific abuse at the hands of her father Richard, now 74, from the age of four – leading her to develop multiple personality disorder.
After her father was charged Ms Haynes, who has 2500 personality types, was preparing six of her alter egos to give evidence if the case went to trial.
They include a four-year-old girl named Symphony, a 11-year-old boy Judas and a 17-year-old motorcycle-loving lout called Muscles.
Jenny Haynes expressed her relief to reporters when she left a Sydney court on Friday after he father Richard pleaded guilty to 25 counts of rape, buggery and indecent assault
They all have their own voices and characteristics, they Sydney Morning Herald reported.
On Friday Mr Haynes appeared in NSW District Court on Friday, where he pleaded guilty to 25 counts of rape, buggery and indecent assault at their Sydney home in the 1970s and 1980s.
Ms Haynes, 49, believes that he did so because he ‘was afraid’ of one of her alter-egos – of which Symphony was the most significant.
‘Jenny was born and my father started to abuse her. An alter was created who came to take dad’s abuse so Jenny didn’t have to,’ Ms Haynes told Fairfax Media.
‘Symphony intended to testify in court for the whole thing. When my father raped Jennifer Haynes he raped Symphony. He pleaded guilty today because he is scared to death of hearing Symphony testify about everything he did to her.’
Now living in Queensland, Ms Haynes said the other egos came along after the abuse became too difficult for Symphony to deal with.
Ms Haynes’ multiple personality disorder was brought on by years of sexual abuse from her father.
Jenny Haynes (pictured) developed a multiple personality disorder after she was repeatedly raped by her father as a little girl in the 1970s and 1980s
He was extradited from the United Kingdom in February 2017 to face multiple counts of sexual abuse against his daughter at the heir homes in Dulwich HIll and Greenacre.
The case was one of the worst cases of child sex abuse ever documented in Australia.
Outside court, a relieved Ms Haynes told reporters she was stunned but thrilled her father had ‘owned up’ to what he’d done.
‘The guilty plea is my father admitting everything he did and I could not be happier,’ she said on Friday.
Ms Haynes said she wanted her father to face her in court because he’d previously thought of her as ‘not real’.
‘I am a blow-up doll … and today he had to face the blow-up doll and I hope he enjoyed every minute of it,’ she said.
Now 49, Jenny Haynes endured some of the worst sexual abuse ever documented in Australia
The 49-year-old thanked the police and prosecutor Sean Hughes for allowing her to testify despite suffering from dissociative identity disorder – previously known as multiple personality disorder.
Ms Haynes urged other child victims to come forward and issued a warning to their abusers.
‘Children remember,’ she said.
‘We will tell and we will put you in a courtroom … and you will go to jail.’
The judge had previously made an order allowing Ms Haynes to be identified after she indicated her consent.
The allegations were so serious that the case was a judge-only trial because it was feared a jury could be left psychologically traumatised.
Haynes will be sentenced on May 31.
The allegations were so serious that the case was a judge-only trial because it was feared a jury could be left psychologically traumatised