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Early release for prostitute basher

A SERIAL prostitute basher may have won an early release from prison after it was deemed his nine-year jail sentence was "manifestly excessive".

During a spate of attacks on prostitutes, Michael James Hill held a knife to a Mooloolaba callgirl and raped her.

The Court of Appeal has ordered Hill be eligible for release from jail on parole this month, more than 18 months before his original parole eligibility date of December 24, 2013.

Judges found the original sentence was too severe for Hill's crimes.

The 32-year-old arranged to meet the Mooloolaba prostitute in a motel room on June 22, 2009.

Once inside the room, he grabbed the woman and held a knife against her throat.

He told her that if she did what he said she wouldn't get hurt and proceeded to indecently touch the prostitute and force her to give him oral sex.

She told Hill she had AIDS in an attempt to prevent him forcing her into unprotected oral sex, but it did not stop him.

During the attack, the prostitute asked why he was doing this to which Hill replied: "Because I hate all you women."

He repeatedly told the prostitute "girls are sluts" and said he was "sick of you girls ripping me off".

Hill said he would not pay for a prostitute again and demanded his victim give him money. He went through her belongings but did not take anything.

Back in his hometown of Gladstone, Hill attacked two more prostitutes less than a month later.

Hill pleaded guilty in the Gladstone District Court in June last year to two counts each of rape, burglary while armed, attempted armed robbery and common assault.

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