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Former CQ soccer star back in court on horror torture charges

 Jeromy Lee Harris
Jeromy Lee Harris

YEPPOON man Jeromy Lee Harris will face a Brisbane court in October over allegations he helped a friend torture a young woman in Brisbane.

Police allege Mr Harris' co-accused Nicholas John Crilley poured methylated spirits on 21-year-old Tanya Nicole Roberts before setting her  alight.

It is also alleged a screwdriver was used to stab her in the head.

Ms Roberts suffered a range of injuries including heat and chemical burns, a broken nose, eye socket and ribs during the alleged incidents police say occurred at a home in Bulimba and a hotel Spring Hill in June and July.

She was placed in an induced coma for almost two weeks and continues to recover from her injuries.

Harris, a 41-year-old former professional soccer player, was sharing a home with Mr Crilley and Ms Roberts at the time of the alleged crimes.

He did not appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday when the case against him and Mr Crilley was mentioned briefly.

Mr Harris is charged with unlawfully applying a destructive substance, intentionally causing grievous bodily harm, torture, unlawful deprivation of liberty, unlawful supply of the drug Xanax to Mr Crilley.

Mr Crilley, 31, is charged with torture, intent to disfigure, intent to cause grievous bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and unlawfully supplying a dangerous drug.

Mr Harris remains on bail and he and his co-accused will return to Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 30.

The court heard there was a delay in the collection of forensic and medical evidence and the men's legal teams needed extra time to review the Crown's material.


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