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1887, Albert Thompson - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 1 Aug 1887 1

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS. 

    The following is the list of cases to be tried at the next sittings of the Metropolitan Quarter Sessions, to commence at Darlinghurst to-morrow, and at which his Honour Mr District Court Judge Forbes will preside:—John Kearney, attempt at rape and indecent assault; Sophia Hunt and John Hunt, larceny and receiving; Tack Sing, keeping a lottery; Nelson Maloney, breaking and entering (two charges); Keeshin and Kate Meehan, larceny; Thomas O’Brien, breaking and entering; Frank Connors, attempt at suicide; Henry Williams, alias Cookham, breaking and entering; Arthur Riley, breaking and entering; John Ingham Aspinall, larceny; Mary Jane Duxbury and Alexander Richardson, breaking and entering; Cornelius Con, alias Alfred Con, breaking and entering; Mary Corbery, keeping a house of ill fame; George Russell, stealing in a dwelling-house; Bridget Feeney, stealing from the person; Hilton Raitt Suttor, false pretences (two charges); Lee Si Moon, breaking and entering; Julia Tansley, alias Ah Foo, keeping a house of ill-fame; Thomas Doolan, attempting to personate at an election; Catherine Lahey, endeavouring to conceal the birth of a child; Charles Jones, alias James O’Shannessy, alias Arthur B Colt, forgery and uttering; John Smith and Thomas Smith, alias Murray, stealing from the person; George Read, larceny; Charles Jones, alias James O’Shannessy, alias Arthur B Colt, forgery and uttering ; Thomas Parry, maliciously wounding; George Hartley, embezzlement; James Joseph Fox, larceny; Joseph Phillips, alias John Bourke, burglary with intent to steal; Emile Koppen, forgery and uttering (three charges); Frank O’John, attempt to maliciously wound; Fanny Pinkstone, larceny; Charles Collins, stealing from a vessel in port; Robert Johnstone and David Hinchy, stealing from a wharf; Albert Thompson, indecent assault (two charges) [on Charles Ernest Chapman, and Edwin Edgar Ford]; James Herbert, Henry Hamilton, and Alice Wilson, garotting and robbery with violence; William King, maliciously wounding (two charges); Peter Godfrey, forgery and uttering; Gerald Doyle, false pretences; Charles Jones, alias James O’Shannessy, alias Allan B Colt, forgery and uttering; Jessie Stringer, maliciously shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm; Gerald Doyle, illegally pawning; Fred Haines, breaking and entering and stealing ; Michele Farrugia, breaking and entering and stealing; Frank Bodin, maliciously wounding; Robt Maloney, maliciously wounding, with intent to prevent a lawful detainer; Patrick Gould, larceny; Fred Bauer, stealing in a dwelling-house; William Thompson, alias Lenton, breaking and entering and stealing; Cornelius Johnson, attempt at suicide; May Anderson, alias Myra Thorne, and Alice McIntosh, stealing from the person; Cornelius Johnson, false pretences (two charges); Harry Topham, forgery and uttering; John Brotherton, breaking and entering and stealing; Mary Ann Jones, uttering a forged bank-note.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Aug 1887 2

METROPOLITAN QUARTRR [sic] SESSIONS.
TUESDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge FORBES.)

    Mr Healy prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

    The following is the list of cases set down for trial to-day:—Thomas O’Brien, breaking and entering; Charles Jones, forgery and uttering; Albert Thompson, indecent assault; Frank Bodin, maliciously wounding; Cornelius Johnson, false pretences; Harry Topham, forgery and uttering; Patrick Gould, larceny.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 4 Aug 1887 3

QUARTER SESSIONS.
WEDNESDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge FORBES.)

    Mr Healy prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

    The following cases are set down for trial on Thursday: Jessie Stringer, shooting with intent; Cornelius Con and another, breaking and entering; Robert Moloney, wounding; May Anderson, stealing from the person; John Smith and another, stealing from the person; Albert Thompson, indecent assault.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 9 Aug 1887 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
MONDAY.
(Before his Honor Mr District Court Judge FORBES.)

    Mr Healy prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

    The following cases have been set down for trial on Tuesday:— Lee Si Moon, breaking into a dwelling; Arthur Riley, breaking into a shop; Albert Thompson, indecent assault (2 cases); Peter Godfrey, feloniously; John Ingham Aspinall, larceny; George Russell, stealing in a dwelling; Morris George Ryner, larceny.

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 10 Aug 1887 5

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9.
(Before his Honor Judge FORBES.)

    Mr PJ Healy prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

ALLEGED UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    Albert Thompson, an elderly and respectable-looking man, was charged with having committed an unnatural offence in Newtown on July 4.

    The case for the prosecution was based on the evidence of a lad named Charles Ernest Chapman, who told his story with a volubility which was rather suspicious than otherwise. An independent witness who knew both parties spoke favorably of the prisoner’s character, and gave an instance which showed that the boy’s word was not to be depended on. Mr Fitzgerald, who defended the accused, also handed in a number of testimonials as to the prisoner’s character, some of which were from very high sources. The accusation was attributed to a desire to levy blackmail.

    The jury, after a brief retirement, found the prisoner not guilty, and he was discharged.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 10 Aug 1887 6

QUARTER SESSIONS.
TUESDAY.
(Before his Honor Mr District Court Judge FORBES.)

    Mr PJ Healy conducted the prosecution on behalf of the Crown.

JUROR'S FINED.

    The following jurors were fined 40s each for non-attendance:—William Brownell, gardener, 30, Womerah-avenue; Henry Smith, clerk, Redfern; Fenton McEvoy, bootmaker, 704, George-street; William Guy Higgs, writing-clerk, 40, Lansdowne-street; E Collins, hatter, 220, Glenmore-road; Patrick McGovern, boarding-house keeper, 507, Kent-street; Thomas William Bond, tailor, 76, Dowling-street, Paddington; John Ross Grant, builder, 18, Dixon-street; Edward Morris, publican, Brisbane-street.

ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT.

    Albert Thompson, an elderly man, was acquitted upon an indictment charging him with having committed an indecent assault upon a boy named Charles Ernest Chapman, at Newtown. Mr Fitzgerald appeared for the defence.

 


1  The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 1 Aug 1887, p. 9. Emphasis added.

2  The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Aug 1887, p. 4. Emphasis added.

3  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 4 Aug 1887, p. 4. Emphasis added.

4  The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 9 Aug 1887, p. 4. Emphasis added.

5  The Daily Telegraph, Wed 10 Aug 1887, p. 3.

6  The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 10 Aug 1887, p. 11.