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1864, William Brown - Unfit For Publication
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The Albury Border Post and Wodonga Advertiser, Mon 1 Feb 1864 1

ALBURY POLICE COURT.
SATURDAY, 30th JANUARY.
(Before Captain Brownrigg, [PM].)

    John [aka William] Brown was charged with indecently exposing his person to young girls. Lewis Jones, on oath, said that he had heard frequent complaints from his own children and others, of prisoner’s conduct in exposing himself in his own house while they were passing. On the previous day his daughters, one eleven and the other eight, ran into the house in a great fright, and made a statement with regard to prisoner. He (witness) went out in time to see the offence committed, and he immediately took prisoner into custody and handed him over to the police. He had previously complaint to the police, but they did not succeed in catching him. — Thompson, a boy ten years of age, gave evidence as to having seen prisoner act indecently in presence of his sister, a little girl eight years of age. His worship said that this evidently was no common case of indecency, but wilful and obscene, and he would therefore give prisoner the very heaviest penalty the law allowed, namely, six months’ hard labor in Albury Gaol. The ruffian was then removed.

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The Albury Advertiser, Sat 6 Feb 1864 2  

ALBURY POLICE COURT.
SATURDAY, 30th JANUARY.
(Before Captain Brownrigg.)

    John Brown was charged with indecently exposing his person to young girls. Lewis Jones, on oath, said that he had heard frequent complaints from his own children and others, of prisoner’s conduct in exposing himself in his own house while they were passing. On the previous day his daughters, one eleven and the other eight, ran into the house in a great fright, and made a statement with regard to prisoner. He (witness) went out in time to see the offence committed, and he immediately took prisoner into custody and handed him over to the police. He had previously complained to the police, but they did not succeed in catching him. — Thompson, a boy ten years of age, gave evidence to having seen prisoner act indecently in presence of his sister, a little girl eight years of age. His worship said that this evidently was no common case of indecency, but wilful and obscene, and he would therefore give prisoner the very heaviest penalty the law allowed, namely, six months’ hard labor in Albury Gaol. The ruffian was then removed.

 


1  The Albury Border Post and Wodonga Advertiser, Mon 1 Feb 1864, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2  The Albury Advertiser, Sat 6 Feb 1864, p. 2. Emphasis added. Nowadays the Advertiser would be accused, and rightly so, with plagiarism and not acknowledging its source for their article’s text.