TEN MONTHS OF MAY­HEM

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

De­cem­ber 15, 1979: A 30year-old wo­man is ab­ducted from her Tu­gun home at gun­point, taken to the Gold Coast Hin­ter­land in the boot of her own car and raped. The car is dumped at a lo­cal beach and the wo­man res­cued af­ter a passer-by heard her screams for help.

De­cem­ber 24, 1979: A Cabarita cou­ple were am­bushed and robbed while sit­ting in their parked ve­hi­cle. The wo­man was in­de­cently as­saulted af­ter the masked as­sailant re­strained her part­ner’s hands.

De­cem­ber 25, 1979: A masked man am­bushed another Cabarita cou­ple in their parked car. The wo­man was in­de­cently as­saulted af­ter the at­tacker re­strains her part­ner’s hands by wind­ing up the car win­dows.

De­cem­ber 28, 1979: A Cabarita cou­ple is sur­prised at their farm­house. The wo­man, who was or­dered to tape her part­ner’s hands, was raped in his pres­ence.

Jan­u­ary 25, 1980: A mar­ried Burleigh Heads cou­ple are con­fronted in their home. The wo­man was forced to bind her hus­band’s hands. How­ever, af­ter plead­ing that she was preg­nant the rapist leaves.

Fe­bru­ary 2, 1980: A Bris­bane cou­ple are ab­ducted at gun­point af­ter a night out in Tweed Heads. Jef­frey Parkin­son, 33, was shot sev­eral times and killed af­ter fight­ing back. His fe­male com­pan­ion es­capes un­harmed af­ter be­ing told to “run” by Parkin­son. Oc­to­ber 31, 1980: A Gold Coast wo­man was raped in her Burleigh Heads unit af­ter be­ing threat­ened with a sawn-off ri­fle. Her at­tacker, in a bal­a­clava flees on a mo­tor­bike.

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