Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Rapist's 'Partner' to Be Free

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Rapist's 'Partner' to Be Free

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Byline: Geoff Egan ARM Newsdesk

A WOMAN who helped her husband rape a 10-year-old girl in Gladstone will be released from prison without a strict supervision order, after a court heard she was a "very low risk" of re-offending.

Jan-Maree Dunlop appeared via video link in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday.

Barrister Peter Davis, acting for the Attorney-General, said the Crown did not believe Dunlop needed to remain behind bars - but wanted her to be declared a "serious danger to the community" and released under strict supervision.

Dunlop, 55, was jailed for 14 years after she helped her then-husband Jurgen "Terry" Farrenkothen rape a 10-year-old girl in 2002.

Forensic psychiatrist Michael Beech said Dunlop suffered from a dependent personality disorder and assisted Farrenkothen in raping the girl out of a fear of losing him if she did not.

Dr Beech said Dunlop was at higher risk of committing non-sexual crimes with a partner than committing another sex crime. …

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