Bid to keep Gladstone child sex offender behind bars

One of the state's most notorious female sex offenders, Jan-Maree Farrenkothen, who helped her husband abduct and rape a 10-year-old girl in Gladstone, is nearing the end of her 14-year prison sentence, but the Attorney-General is attempting to block her release into the ­community.

Farrenkothen (who now goes by her maiden name of Dunlop) and then-husband Jurgen 'Terry' Farrenkothen's crime shocked the community, when it was revealed how in 2002 she lured a girl, who had been at a play date at her house with her son, upstairs where she was handcuffed, gagged and raped by her husband.

An application has been filed to the Brisbane Supreme Court in a bid to keep the 55-year-old in jail, or if she is released ensure there are stringent conditions to her freedom, the Courier Mail has reported.

The case is expected to go before the court next month.


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