A woman raped and abused by her dad so much she developed 2,500 personalities broke down in tears as she returned to the home where she grew up.
Jeni Haynes was raped by her father Richard from the age of four to 14.
The 49-year-old developed an ‘army’ of personalities as a way a coping with her horrifying ordeal.
At his trial in February she was allowed to testify against her father using several of her personalities, which each have their own voices, memories and characteristics.
After just two hours he changed his plea to guilty.
In police footage aired on 60 Minutes last night Ms Haynes howled and cried as she showed the police where she was tortured and abused.
She can be seen on the footage saying: “Oh my god, deep breath, you can do this,” as she took officers into her father’s old workroom.
“Okay… it’s the same,” she said, pointing to a wooden bench where she was abused.
“The bench?” a detective asked.
“The bench is the same,” said Ms Haynes.
The 49-year-old also showed police around her father’s bedroom: “And this is where he made me get on the end of the bed and I was raped by him.”
Ms Haynes took officers into a small shed at the property.
She said: “This is possibly one of the most terrifying rooms in the universe.”
Finally, she took the police the laundry room. She pointed to a washing machine and said: “The twin tub where he raped me endlessly.”
The footage was taken by officers before Haynes was charged with his abhorrent crimes.
Ms Haynes underwent multiple surgeries to reconstruct her coccyx, bowels and anus after the brutal assaults.
She developed her personalities to protect her while she was abused and she summons them upon request.
One was a girl called Symphony, created when she was four. It was this personality she would take on when she was raped.
Others include a boy called Little Ricky and a teenager called Muscles.
Ms Haynes said: “My dad inflicted severe, sadistic, violent abuse that was completely unavoidable, inescapable and life threatening – and he chose to do this every day of my entire childhood.”
In February 2017 Richard Haynes was extradited from the United Kingdom to face a judge-only trial after being charged for the decade of abuse.
The allegations were so serious it was feared a jury could be left psychologically traumatised.
As a child victim of sex abuse, Ms Haynes was given the chance to remain anonymous during court proceedings.
But if she did so her father would also have remained anonymous, so Ms Haynes made the brave choice to take the story public.
As they prepared for trial, Ms Haynes agreed with her legal team how she would present her personalities during her testimony.
When she was asked a question, the character who knew the answer would ‘come out and say it.’
Ms Haynes testified in the personality of Symphony for two hours before Haynes changed his plea and stopped the trial.
Richard Haynes pleaded guilty to 25 counts of rape, buggery and indecent assault at the Sydney home in the 1970s and 1980s.
In a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night, Ms Haynes admitted she never realised having multiple voices inside her head was considered abnormal.
“I didn’t know that you’re only supposed to have one personality,” she said.
Almost 90% of Multiple Personality Disorder cases, now more commonly referred to as Dissociative Identity Disorder, involve some form of trauma or abuse.
Ms Haynes has previously said: “Jeni 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.
‘”Symphony” intended to testify in court for the whole thing. When my father raped Jennifer Haynes he raped ‘Symphony’.
“He pleaded guilty because he was scared to death of hearing ‘Symphony’ testify about everything he did to her.”
Haynes will be sentenced on May 31.