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Judicial CP - March 1931

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The Toronto Daily Star, 13 March 1931, p.32

Lake Shore

Order Boy Strapped for Theft of Cars

Juvenile Took Two in Attempt to Escape From School

Serving Four Years

Long Series of Offences Began When Prisoner Only Ten

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New Toronto, March 13. -- A juvenile offender with a long list of offences dating back to 1926 when he was only ten years old appeared on three charges before Magistrate Davidson yesterday. Two of the charges were for theft of motor cars and one was for the attempted theft of another.

The three offences were committed on the same day, March 4, in the boy's efforts to escape when he ran away from the industrial school. Because the lad had just been committed to the industrial school for four years in the Toronto juvenile court, the magistrate give him suspended sentence with 10 strokes of the strap which were to be administered that afternoon.

In passing sentence his worship gave the lad some sound advice and pointed out the error of his way. When the boy expressed his willingness to receive the punishment, which he admitted he deserved, the magistrate said, "I just want to make you think and the strap sometimes helps boys to think."

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