Woman faces child sex charges

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

A ROCHESTER woman charged with child sex of­fences has faced court.

An­drea Yvonne Em­mer­son, 28, ap­peared in Echuca Mag­is­trates Court charged with us­ing a car­riage ser­vice to pro­cure a per­son un­der 16 years for sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

The of­fences are al­leged to have been be­tween April 2017 and Septem­ber this year, with the Joint Anti Child Ex­ploita­tion Team charg­ing Em­mer­son on Oc­to­ber 16. She is on bail. Dur­ing Tues­day’s fil­ing hear­ing, po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Se­nior Con­sta­ble Dave Ren­nie, act­ing on be­half of the OPP, re­quested a longer than nor­mal ad­journ­ment to give them time to pre­pare a lengthy and com­plex brief of ev­i­dence.

‘‘Three com­put­ers and a mo­bile phone were seized. Ma­te­rial on those de­vices has to be an­a­lysed for e-crime and that could take up to four months,’’ he said.

‘‘Po­lice went to Western Aus­tralia and spoke to wit­nesses and the vic­tim . . . and they need to be tran­scribed.’’

Mag­is­trate Sarah Leigh­field set a com­mit­tal men­tion date of March 6, 2019, at Bendigo Mag­is­trates Court. WE CAN’T get any worse.

That’s the motto of the Riv’s newly formed touch foot­ball team.

Of which I am a vi­tal mem­ber. Not be­cause I’m good. Be­cause I have played be­fore.

Un­for­tu­nately that wasn’t enough to get us over the line.

Yes, our first two de­feats — or rather an­ni­hi­la­tions — were a lit­tle soul-crush­ing but the good thing is, we can only get bet­ter.

Plus, no mat­ter how badly we play, we’re still get­ting fit. So it’s a losewin sit­u­a­tion.

You see, I can’t let my fit­ness slip, es­pe­cially af­ter en­dur­ing 12 weeks of tor­ture, I mean train­ing for the Sweat ver­sus Steam.

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