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Mother grateful sexual predator's sick love letter exposed

A Caloundra mother said she was still trying to get her head around the massive failure in the justice system which allowed a man convicted of raping her nine-year-old boy to send him a love letter from inside prison.
The mother, who cannot be identified in order to protect the identity of her son, said she was still coming to terms with what had happened as the story made headlines across the nation.
She said she could fully understand the community's shock and anger after APN Newsdesk exclusively revealed her son's rapist, Christopher John McCoy, 21, had sent unwanted correspondence to her son from inside jail.
In the letter McCoy said he loved the boy and told him how much he was suffering inside prison.
The mother, talking exclusively to APN Newsdesk, said if her suffering helped save another child or family from going through a similar ordeal then it was all worth it.
"I am extremely grateful this predator and his sick letter to my son has been exposed," she said.
"I do hope there is a full investigation in to what happened so it does not happen to another family or child.
"To have this never happen again to another family would be a fantastic outcome.
"I really hope the authorities take note of what occurred and tighten their procedures."
McCoy, who is from Kingsthorpe west of Toowoomba, pleaded guilty in Maroochydore District Court to recording himself committing revolting sex acts on a friend's younger brother at his home in Caloundra.
The details of the eight offences, which occurred in January last year, were not disclosed in court, but did include one charge of actual penile penetration.
The offences only came to light after McCoy's younger brother found a sex video and photos of the boy on his mobile phone and reported them to their mother, who then informed police.
However, the victim's mother told APN Newsdesk she had no ill-feeling towards McCoy's family.
"I have told McCoy's mother she has my respect because it would have been an extremely hard thing for a mother to expose her son and report him to police," she said.
"I respect her for bringing it to the attention of police.
"She and her other son (the one who located the sex video and pictures on his older brother's phone) are also innocent victims in this horrible affair.
"Their family has been shattered as well and I certainly hold no animosity towards the mother and her youngest son."
McCoy was sentenced earlier this year to three years in jail which was to be suspended after serving nine months.


www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au (30-5-2014)
Adam Davies
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/mother-grateful-sexual-predator-sick-love-letter/2273726/


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Exclusive: Rapist sends child victim love letter from jail

Convicted rapist Christopher John McCoy, 21, of Kingsthorpe has sent his eight-year-old victim from Caloundra a love letter from inside prison outraging the boy's family.

A Caloundra mother is horrified at the complete lack of checks and balances which allowed a man convicted of raping her nine-year-old boy to send him a love letter from inside prison.
The mother, who cannot be identified in order to protect the identity of her son, was mortified to learn Christopher John McCoy, 21, had the gaul and audacity to send the letter in which he said he loved the boy and was suffering inside prison.
McCoy, who is from Kingsthorpe west of Toowoomba, pleaded guilty in Maroochydore District Court to recording himself committing revolting sex acts on a friend's younger brother at McCoy's home in Caloundra.
The details of the eight offences, which occurred in January last year, were not disclosed in court, but did include one charge of actual penile penetration.
The offences only came to light after McCoy's younger brother found a sex video and photos of the boy on his mobile phone and reported them to their mother, who then informed police.
McCoy was sentenced earlier this year to three years in jail which was to be suspended after serving nine months.
The boy's mother, talking exclusively to APN Newsdesk on Wednesday, said the letter, which was addressed to her young son, was nothing short of vile and revolting.
She said she could not fathom how authorities let a violent rapist send a letter to his young victim.
"The letter turned up in the mail about two weeks ago," she said.
"I was bloody horrified when I turned over the envelope and saw who it was from."
"The letter was essentially a sob story to my son about how tough he was doing inside.
"The thing that revolted me the most was the bit at the end where he told my son he would always love him."
The mother said what has happened was not good enough especially considering McCoy was told at his sentencing that he could not contact the boy or his family in any way.
"Someone's head needs to roll over this," she said.
"The letter has made us relive the whole sordid ordeal again while he is in prison rubbing our face in it.
"It is just not acceptable that a rapist can send his victim a letter while in prison.
"What is next? When he gets released will they drop him off outside the front of our house?"
The boy's mother said she had contacted prison authorities and Maroochydore Police in relation to the correspondence.
"They said they would investigate it, but I have not heard back from either of them," she said.
"This should not have happened.
"It has not only affected me, but it has affected our entire family and the authorities allowed it to happen."
"I bet if it was a letter to Premier Campbell Newman it would not have got through."
A Queensland Corrective Services spokesperson said an investigation into the matter had been launched.
"Queensland Corrective Services deeply regrets any distress caused as a result of unwelcome correspondence recently sent to a Sunshine Coast resident and his family," they said.
"QCS works to ensure that prisoners' correspondence and telephone calls are controlled to prevent unwanted contact.
"Except for privileged mail, the contents of all letters may be screened.
"The circumstances surrounding this matter are currently being investigated and additional vetting measures have been implemented to ensure there is no recurrence."
Furthermore, the spokesperson said any person may request that a particular prisoner is not to contact them.


www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au (29-5-2014)
Adam Davies
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/rapist-sends-child-victim-love-letter-jail/2272767/



Convicted child sex offender sent love letter to victim from prison

A Sunshine Coast mother is horrified at the lack of checks and balances which allowed a man convicted of raping her nine-year-old son to send the boy a love letter from inside prison.
The mother, who cannot be identified in order to protect the identity of her son, was mortified to learn Christopher John McCoy, 21, had sent the letter in which he said he loved the boy and was suffering inside prison.
McCoy, who is from Kingsthorpe west of Toowoomba, pleaded guilty in Maroochydore District Court to recording himself committing sex acts on the boy at McCoy's home in Caloundra on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
"I was bloody horrified when I turned over the envelope and saw who it was from. The letter was essentially a sob story to my son about how tough he was doing inside. The thing that revolted me the most was the bit at the end where he told my son he would always love him,'' she said.
A Queensland Corrective Services spokesperson said an investigation into the matter had been launched.


www.brisbanetimes.com.au (29-5-2014)
Adam Davies
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/convicted-child-sex-offender-sent-love-letter-to-victim-from-prison-20140529-zrrd1.html




Sentence for violent rape of 8-year-old boy appealed

A Caloundra family of an eight-year-old boy who was violently raped by his older brother's best friend faces an anxious wait to see if the state's highest court deems his nine month jail sentence to be in line with community expectations.
Kingsthorpe man Christopher John McCoy, 21, pleaded guilty in Maroochydore District Court to recording himself committing revolting sex acts on his best mate's younger brother at his home in Little Mountain in January last year.
The details of the eight offences were not disclosed in court, but did include one charge of actual penile penetration.
The offences only came to light after McCoy's younger brother found a sex video and photos of the young boy on his mobile phone and reported them to their mother, who then informed police.
McCoy was sentenced to three years in jail which was to be suspended after serving nine months
Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie appealed the sentence handed down earlier this year on the grounds it was manifestly inadequate given the sordid nature of the offences.
Crown Prosecutor Anthony Moynihan told the Queensland Court of Appeal on Wednesday the sentencing judge had not placed enough weight on significant features of the case when handing down his penalty.
"McCoy had a relevant criminal history which included offences of extreme violence," he said.
"He committed these sickening acts against the young boy while on an intensive corrections order.
"Importantly in this case, which sets it aside from other comparable cases, McCoy recorded the sexual offending.
"One can only assume he did so for his own self-gratification."
"This was a serious aggregating feature of the case, but there was no mention of it, or any weight placed on it, in sentencing."
McCoy's barrister John Allen argued the Crown had not submitted any comparable cases which would suggest the sentence was manifestly inadequate.
"To increase the sentence based on the Crown's submission would be in itself unjust," he said.
"The Crown cannot point to any Court of Appeal cases that show a higher head sentence of three years was not in the range available to the sentencing judge.
"Also it has not identified any error on behalf of the sentencing judge."
Justices Margaret McMurdo and Roslyn Atkinson both noted the comparable cases were "more serious" to which the offenders only received "slightly larger sentences."
The Court of Appeal reserved its decision.


www.whitsundaytimes.com.au (29-5-2014)
Adam Davies
http://www.whitsundaytimes.com.au/news/sentence-violent-rape-8-year-old-appealed/2272629/




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