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Evolution Mining - Australia’s second biggest gold
company - invested $15 million in the joint venture,
formed in mid-2014, in return for 65 per cent of the min-
eral field which Emmerson was contracted to explore.
The agreement expired in December.
Emmerson’s Managing Director, Rob Bills (pictured),
said the renegotiated deal was good news for his com-
pany which now plans to capitalise on the opportunity
to generate new projects in what is now 100 per cent
“Recent high-grade cobalt, copper and gold drilling
results from Jasper Hills, near the Edna Beryl mine,
highlights the potential of the project area,” he said.
“We are also currently working to build on this dis-
covery momentum with extensional drilling of several
high-grade gold projects.”
Emmerson Resources has recently completed an
airborne electromagnetic survey of its Tennant Creek
mineral field looking for high grade gold, copper and
Locals would have spotted the helicopter (pictured),
with a powerful transmitter attached, flying over town
as it surveyed previously unexplored areas.
The same airborne electrical geophysics technology
resulted in the discovery of high grade copper and gold
at the Goanna prospect in 2012.
A WELL known local musician, who had
worked as an Aboriginal Community
Police Officer for many years, sexu-
ally assaulted a seven-year-old girl who
was staying with family while her moth-
er was in hospital.
The 50-year-old man, who cannot be named for
legal reasons, was seen by another child as he
was lying on a mattress beside the sleeping girl.
He had started to remove her shorts when the
other child, who came into the house to use the
bathroom, told the man she would tell on him.
The man stopped the offending and left the
house while the child went to look for the girl’s
mother who wasn’t at home.
The incident occurred at a residence in Tennant
Creek at the end of August in 2016.
The NT Supreme Court in Alice Springs last
week heard that when the girl’s mother was
told about the incident, she asked the offender
if it was true.
She said while she initially didn’t believe his
denial, she, a friend and the offender later bought
beers and drank them together instead of report-
ing the matter to police.
The girl has since been removed from her
Justice Jenny Blockland said the victim and
the child who stopped the offence deserved a
response that showed they were being taken
seriously by an adult who was the primary carer
of the victim.
“Fortunately, through the subsequent child
forensic interviews, valuable evidence was
gathered,” she said.
“The jury believed the account given by [the
Justice Blockland said the victim was asleep
at the time of the assault and was therefore very
“She was in her own home where she should
have been safe,” she said.
“It is very hard to understand the offending. It
could only have been motivated by pursuing his
own sexual gratification.”
Justice Blockland said Courts and the com-
munity accepted that offending of this kind
would be harmful to a child victim, often in
However, she felt that, going on the man’s past,
it would seem unlikely that he would offend in
such a way again while acknowledging it was
not completely predictable given the occurrence
was “somewhat out of the blue” and that he had
not accepted wrongdoing.
The father-of-nine was sentenced to two years
imprisonment, suspended after 12 months partly
as an incentive for him not to reoffend.
Justice Blockland said she also made some
minor allowance in her decision to suspend a sig-
nificant portion of the sentence due to issues in
custody by virtue of him being a former ACPO.
The man’s sentence will be suspended in Au-
gust, to take into account time spent in custody.
Upon release, he will be subject to supervision
for 15 years under the Child Protection (Of-
fender Reporting and Registration) Act.
Child sexually assaulted as she slept
TWO people were
treated at Tennant
Creek Hospital after
their 4WD and cara-
van rolled on Sunday
The crash, about half
way between Tennant
Creek and the Devils Mar-
bles, left a string of debris
along the highway.
The accident happened
at about 4pm on a straight
section of road.
Investigations into the
Source: PROACTIVE INVESTORS.
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