A FORMER "rent boy" who himself became a sexual predator after being turned into a male prostitute by two older men has been awarded $45,000 in criminal compensation for the "adverse impacts" on his life.
The case made headlines when in 2005 when the boy, now 18 but then 12, pleaded guilty to various sexual offences against girls aged 12 to 13 years.
He was sentenced to detention and probation.
The court was told the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been abused by two paedophiles almost daily for 18 months after he came to their attention as a 10-year-old at a local library and was lured back to their home with the promise of a BMX bike.
The court was told the boy was turned into a virtual male prostitute or "rent boy" by a then 50-year-old man and his 29-year-old partner.
The boy was paid up to $100 to perform or allow various sexual acts and was filmed while engaging in these activities.
The men, who also cannot be named under Queensland law, pleaded guilty in the Brisbane District Court to 10 offences against five boys committed between 1995 and 2004.
The court was told their offences were revealed after the boy was investigated.
Eventually the older man was jailed for 10 years and the younger man for 11 1/2 years.
The boy applied for criminal compensation alleging severe mental trauma caused by the actions of the men and the detention order he received for rape.
In a written judgment, which became available on Wednesday, District Court Judge Peter Reid ordered the men pay him $45,000.
"Because some of the adverse impacts of the abuse arise from his rape of a 12-year-old schoolgirl, I had some concerns as to whether this willed act by him should be taken into account in reduction of the amount to be paid to him as compensation," Judge Reid said.
He said he he did not believe a reduction was necessary.
"I have no doubt that if they (the men) had not abused him so consistently and over such a prolonged period he would not at age of about 12 raped a girl of the same age," Judge Reid wrote.