100 years ago

Diamond Fields Advertiser - - OPINION -

A MID­DLE-AGED man, named Robert James Webb, de­scribed as a spec­u­la­tor, pleaded guilty to a charge of rape of a lit­tle girl aged nine years. He was sen­tenced to five years im­pris­on­ment and or­dered to re­ceive lashes. It ap­peared that the ac­cused was un­der the in­flu­ence at the time.

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