SYDNEY radio personality Ray Hadley has slammed the decision allowing a child rapist to walk free later this year after serving only nine months behind bars.

Christopher John McCoy, 21, pleaded guilty earlier this year to brutally raping an eight-year-old Sunshine Coast boy and was sentenced to three years jail, to be suspended after nine months.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie appealed the sentence saying it was manifestly inadequate, however, the Queensland Court of Appeal rejected the appeal as it was in line with similar cases.

On his talk-back radio show yesterday Mr Hadley took aim at the Queensland system labelling the decision "inexplicable".

"Can you believe it?" Mr Hadley said.

"The highest court in Queensland, the court of appeal, said the sentence of nine months for brutally raping an eight-year-old was in line with similar cases.

"Do you see what we are up against?

"Do you see what we are dealing with here?"

Bravehearts spokeswoman Carol Ronken echoed Mr Hadley's sentiments saying the judiciary was "out of touch" with community expectations.

The highly-respected criminologists for the child safety organisation said there needed to be a complete overhaul of the system,

especially surrounding sentencing.

"This is absolute insanity," she said.



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