18 April 1891
18 April 1891
27 June 1891
4 August 1891
The prisoners were discharged.
Joseph Goss (64), labourer, and Joseph Arscott (15), mill-hand, were charged with an act of gross indecency at Bradford. Goss, who admitted the offence, was sent to penal servitude for five years; and Arscott was ordered to be imprisoned for four months with hard labour. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
24 November 1891
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A LEEDS VOLUNTEER SERGEANT AT PONTEFRACT. At the Town Hall, Pontefract, yesterday, James Holmes, a married man, of Leeds, and a sergeant-major in the Leeds Engineer Volunteers, was charged with having been guilty of an act of gross indecency along with another person named Jeremiah McEvoy, of Bradford, and until recently a sergeant in the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry. The alleged offence is said to have been committed on the 11th of October last at Pontefract Barracks. In the case of Sergeant McEvoy his case had been dealt with by a court-martial of the military authorities at Pontefract, and the sentence in his case was one month's imprisonment and dismissal with ignominy from the army. Mr. Scholefield, of Pontefract, defended the prisoner Holmes. After hearing the evidence of Corporal Scarr, Private Townend, and others, in the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry, prisoner was committed for trial at the next Assizes, and bail refused. (Yorkshire Evening Press)
30 December 1891
GROSS INDECENCY. George Walter Brown, 16, and Charles Farley, 22, a sailor, were jointly charged with committing an act of gross indecency in Hamburg-square, Portsea, last night. A woman named Thorpe saw the prisoners together, and went for the police. The sailor Farley ran away, and was apprehended this morning. The boy acknowledged the offence when charged, but the sailor declared he had never seen Brown before. Dr. Lysander Maybury having given evidence, the case was remanded until Tuesday next. (Portsmouth Evening News)
5 January 1892
ALLEGED INDECENCY. Charles Farley, 22, seaman, of H.M.S. Duke of Wellington, and George Walter Brown, 15, of Wellington-place, Buckland, were charged on remand with an indecent act. On the night of the 29th ult. the prisoners were in the King's Arms, in Queen-street, where the sailor had a glass of ale and gave the boy a glass of whiskey. When they left the house Ada Thorpe followed them as far as Hamburgh square. She now gave evidence as to what she heard. The two prisoners were again subsequently seen together. When Constable Page arrived the boy admitted what had occurred, but Farley, who ran away, was arrested the next morning at a house in Albion-street. The prisoners were committed for trial at the Assizes on the lesser count, but the Magistrates consented to accept approved bail, Farley in the sum of £20 and two sureties each of £10, and Brown on his father's recognisance of £20. The boy was releeased, but Farley was removed in custody. (Portsmouth Evening News)
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