A man from Queensland was sentenced to seven life sentances in 2014 after he tortured and repeatedly raped a woman for three weeks.
He was given one of the toughest sentences in the state’s history. When paramedics found the 22-year-old victim, they initially thought she had died.
He was found guilty of 62 charges in 2020, including 18 counts of rape and one count of supplying a dangerous drug.
In addition, he was also sentenced to life imprisonment for two malicious acts with intent. The incident, which occurred in June 2017, happened in Bulimba.
Crilley was ordered to serve his sentences consecutively. Crilley has since launched an appeal, and his case was brought before the Court of Appeal of Queensland on Thursday. It was revealed that he would seek legal aid funding for his appeal.
Crilley subjected his victim to various forms of sexual and physical abuse, and he forced her to perform oral sex on him during the course of his ordeal.
He also burnt almost half of her body using boiling water. According to the prosecutor, Crilley had pleasure in subjecting his victim to such violence.
Her injuries were so severe that they turned some of her wounds into maggots. She also got stuck on a mattress due to the loss of fluid and dried blood.
When emergency services were called, they only noticed that the victim was alive because of the faint smell of decaying flesh.
The victim continues to suffer from PTSD and flashbacks. Crilley was eventually apprehended following a police chase, which involved the theft of several cars.
His violent behaviour had been caused by a month-long psychosis triggered by methamphetamine.