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Judicial CP - April 1956

Corpun file 8763

The Advertiser, Adelaide, 18 April 1956

Thrashing For Boy

Press cuttingFor having indecently assaulted a girl of five years, a 16-year-old boy, who pleaded guilty, was ordered to receive a whipping of 10 strokes with a cane, to be administered by his stepfather at his home, in the presence of a police officer.

The defendant's offence was stated to have been committed at his home, where he was temporarily living alone while his parents were absent on a holiday. The boy was stated to have drunk four glasses of wine in the house before his offence.

The police reported four previous charges against the defendant, mainly alleging larceny.

APP Huffa prosecuted; and Mr. F.B. Moran appeared for the boy.

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