Augustine Winter Miller

Posted: January 18, 2013 by Serendipity in Photo, Western Australia
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Dead girl not victim of sex assault

LUKE ELIOT, The West Australian January 31, 2012, 5:02 am

An eight-year-old girl who died after becoming lost in central WA with a man convicted of a child sex offence does not appear to have been sexually assaulted.

_The West Australian _ understands that an autopsy has not found any evidence she was sexually assaulted.

Augustine Winter Miller left the remote Tjirrkarli Aboriginal community, about 700km north-east of Kalgoorlie, on a hunting trip with the girl on New Year’s Eve.

The pair were reported missing the following day, sparking a land and air search. Four days after they set out on the trip, police found them severely dehydrated on a track about 12km from the Holden Commodore Mr Miller was driving.

The girl collapsed shortly after she was found and officers attempted to resuscitate her until a nurse arrived from Warburton, but she died.

Mr Miller has been charged with firearms offences and was granted bail when he appeared in Kalgoorlie Magistrate’s Court.

He has since moved to the South West amid concerns he may be attacked over the death of the girl.

In 2005, Mr Miller was jailed for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Man bailed on firearm offence

  • From: AAP
  • January 05, 2012 7:09PM

A 38-YEAR-old convicted pedophile, who was rescued along with an eight-year-old girl after four days lost in Western Australia’s Gibson Desert, has appeared in court on a firearms charge.

The man and the girl, who cannot be named for cultural reasons, went missing from a remote Aboriginal community on New Year’s Eve. They were found about 2pm (WST) on Tuesday, 25km from the community.

The girl, who was severely dehydrated, lapsed into unconsciousness soon after she and the man were found.

Police performed CPR on her for more than an hour until medical staff from Warburton arrived, but were unable to revive her.

The man, a family friend, appeared in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court today. He was bailed to appear again on January 19 on a charge of having an unlicensed firearm.

Police say he may face further charges depending on their inquiries.


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