A man who repeatedly raped a tourist in Noosa bushland on Christmas Day more than 18 years ago will be released from jail under supervision.
Kym Spoehr was jailed in 2003 after admitting he hit the Japanese woman over the head with a piece of wood before dragging her to his bush camp where he tied her to a tree.
He raped her seven times during the night before letting her go.
Spoehr served 14 years in jail, but was returned to custody for assaulting another prisoner in a housing precinct where he was living on his release.
Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Peter Applegarth on Wednesday agreed to release Spoehr, 68, from custody on a supervision order.
Spoehr told an earlier hearing he isn’t a danger to the community and doesn’t need to be subject to a supervision order.
‘I screwed up badly and I’ve paid a big price for it,’ he said.
Spoehr claimed he has a ‘mental anomaly’ that was being managed with medication.
Representing himself during an annual review of his continuing detention order, Spoehr said being released on a supervision order would be counter-productive.
‘I would like to get my life back,’ he told the court.