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Judicial CP - July 1925

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The Argus, Melbourne, 31 July 1925, p.15

Two Youths to be Whipped.

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Whippings were ordered by Mr. Justice McArthur in the Criminal Court yesterday for two youths, each of whom had pleaded guilty to a charge of having committed a serious offence against a boy. A third prisoner, charged with a similar offence, was released on a bond to be of good behaviour. The youths are Leonard Woodman, aged 18 years; Peter Kenny, aged 16 years; and Frederick George Hammond, aged 15 years.

Mr. Justice McArthur said that the prisoners were very young, but he would punish them in such a way that they would remember it for the remainder of their lives. Woodman was sentenced to imprisonment for 14 days and to 10 strokes of the birch. Kenny was sentenced to imprisonment for seven days, and a whipping of seven strokes of the birch. Hammond was released on a bond to be of good behaviour for three years, and to come up for sentence when called upon. Mr. Justice McArthur added that he intended to ask the authorities not to permit Kenny and Woodman to associate with other prisoners.

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