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Old Bailey Proceedings - Trial Accounts
London's Central Criminal Court

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25th July 1904

Thomas Anderson

Sexual Offences - sodomy

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605. THOMAS ANDERSON (55), Buggery with Alfred John Dennis.

MR. WARDE Prosecuted; Mr. Fulton Defended.

On tlie evidence of Dr. James Scott, the medical officer at Brixton Prison, the jury found that the prisoner was insane and unfit to plead to the indict-vient. To be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.

[Verdict: Unfit to plead - Punishment: Imprisonment - insanity]

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5th February 1906

William Henry Paynter

Sexual Offences - sodomy

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256. WILLIAM HENRY PAYNTER (25), Buggery with John Hall

GUILTY, Three years' penal servitude.

Before Mr. Justice Button.

[Verdict: Guilty - Punishment: penal servitude]

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30th April 1906

William Hunter Roberts, Sam Kjernen

Sexual Offences - sodomy

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ROBERTS, William Hunter (32, sailor), and KJERNEN, Sam (23, sailor), unlawfully attempting to commit an act of gross indecency with each other. Roberts inciting Kjernen to commit buggery.

Mr. J. F. Vesey FitzGerald prosecuted.

[Verdict: Not Guilty]

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25th June 1906

Frank Duttnall, Charles Channell

Sexual Offences - sodomy

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DUTTNALL, Frank (18, newsvendor), and CHANNELL. Charles (15, newsvendor), buggery with George Muir.

Verdict, Guilty.

Mr. Justice Bigham said that, if he could, he would order both prisoners to, be thrashed, but the law did not allow it. To send them to prison would do them no good, nor anyone else. They would be released in their own recognisances in 5, to come up for sentence if called upon.

[Verdict:Guilty - Punishment: sureties]

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23rd July 1906

Walter Hawkins, Joseph Bell

Sexual Offences - sodomy

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HAWKINS, Walter (17, printer's labourer), and BELL Joseph (17, cropper boy) pleaded guilty, to buggery with each other.

Sentence, Hawkins, 18 months' hard labour; Bell, 12 months' hard labour.

[Verdict: Both pleaded guilty - Punishment: hard labour]

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