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.
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