A rapist who threatened to kill his 13-year-old victim if she called the police has been sentenced to just nine months in jail.
Craig Anthony Mclean, 30, who tried to kill himself twice in the hours before his hearing, carried out the attack in a park.
A court heard the sex fiend preyed on the girl from July 2018 and they spent months “hugging and kissing”.
She ran away from him during one encounter in November 2018 after she told him she wasn’t ready for sex but he tried to grope her anyway.
They had sex a few months later in a park and exchanged sexually explicit pictures into 2019, a court heard.
Clean, of Gympie, Queensland, Australia, convinced her to meet him again in a park in late 2019 and insisted nothing would happen between them.
But he began touching her despite her objections and ripped open her pants, MailOnline reports.
When she said she would call the police if he didn’t stop, he replied: “I will take your life if you call the police.”
She bravely fought back until he stopped and he dropped her off at home.
The teen went to police the next day and reported the attack.
Mclean was charged with two counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16, one count of having carnal knowledge with a child under 16 and one count of possessing child exploitation material.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years and three months behind bars at Gympie District Court last week.
But the remainder of the term will be suspended after he has served nine months in prison.
The court heard he tried to kill himself twice in the hours before his sentencing hearing.
He was charged after he voluntarily went to a police station in November last year and was released on bail on the condition he did not use social media.
But he breached the condition several times and was arrested in January for threatening to kill anyone who reported him to police.
He was put in custody and was later released on bail again in August.
Mclean was slammed by the judge who said his behaviour during legal proceedings had shown “substantial self-interest” instead of remorse for his victim.
He was also put on a 15-month good behaviour bond for using a carriage service to harass.
And he received a six month sentence, to be served concurrently, for breaching a previous suspended sentence.
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