A repeat sex offender has been indefinitely jailed after Queensland Corrective Services failed to provide proper psychological care, a court has heard.
Harley Jaymes Wilkes, 27, will remain in prison after Justice Jean Dalton cancelled a 10-year supervision order before taking aim at QCS in Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday.
It had been recommended that Wilkes receive at least six months of counselling to assess his rehabilitation and risk to the community while waiting for a supervision order contravention hearing to resume in April, Justice Dalton said in her judgment.
She said it was "beyond disappointing" that Wilkes had received only six hours of counselling during the seven-month wait.
"Two experienced psychiatrists had given the opinion that at least six months psychological treatment and assessment was necessary both for Mr Wilkes' own benefit and as a basis for the court to assess whether or not to continue to detain Mr Wilkes," she said.
"It is beyond disappointing that treatment was not provided as recommended."
Before publishing her judgment Justice Dalton asked whether there were any QCS representatives in court.
When told that two representatives who were expected to attend were not present, Justice Dalton insisted her judgment be directed to their high risk offender management unit's boss to highlight their "failure".
"I have been critical of Corrective Services in my reasons," she said.
"I want to send a copy of the judgment but ... would like something other than the usual thing to happen because of the failure to provide him with proper psychological care.
"I will make the direction ... a copy of the judgment (be delivered) to the director of the high risk offender management unit."
Justice Dalton ordered Wilkes be "detained in custody for an indefinite period for control, care or treatment" for breaching his supervision order.
Wilkes was released in 2018 and handed the strict 10-year supervision order under the Dangerous Prisoners Act.
He had served four and a half years for sexual offences against seven children, two of whom he was babysitting as a 20-year-old.
However, five months after being let out Wilkes was arrested for sending "sexualised and manipulative" messages to a 14-year-old girl from Canada for months on social media.
He was also found with more than 200 child exploitation images - some of them "sexually violent" - on a hidden phone.
Wilkes was sentenced to four years' jail in 2019.
His full-time release date was set to be September 6, 2022.
Wilkes had also previously committed sexual offences at the age of 17, 18 and 19.