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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 5 Jan 1885 1

POLICE.
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    At the ST LEONARDS POLICE COURT, on Saturday, before Mr W Johnson, DSM,

    Tom Fryer, 24, described a bricklayer, charged with indecently assaulting one Lucy Turner, married woman, in her own dwelling, Lane Cove, was committed for trial at Quarter Sessions, to be held in Sydney on the 29th instant; bail allowed, himself in £80, and two sureties £40 each.

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The Daily Telegraph, Tue 3 Feb 1885 2

COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2.
 

    His Honor Mr District Court Judge Forbes presided over the Metropolitan Quarter Sessions Court at Darlinghurst yesterday, when Mr Edward Lee prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

INDECENT ASSAULT.

    Tom Fryer, a man of respectable appearance, was charged with [indecently] assaulting one Lucy Turner on the 10th December last. Prosecutrix admitted receiving a £1 note from prisoner on the day in question, which she threw into the fire. Taking all the evidence into consideration the jury brought in a verdict of “not guilty,” a verdict in which his Honor expressed his entire concurrence. Prisoner was accordingly discharged.

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Evening News, Tue 3 Feb 1885 3

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2.

    The Metropolitan Court of Quarter Sessions was continued on Monday before District Court Judge Forbes. Mr Edward Lee, barrister, prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT.

    Tom Fryer was charged with having committed an indecent assault upon Lucy Turner, wife of Samuel Turner, of Lane Cove. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoner, who on the 10th of December last was working near to the house of the prosecutrix, entered her kitchen where she was engaged, threw her down upon a table, and committed the offence. She having escaped from him, rushed into a bedroom. The prisoner followed her, and attempted to commit the offence a second time. It was shown in evidence that the prosecutrix had not told her husband, nor did she take any steps to bring the prisoner to justice until the 3rd of January. The jury, without having left the box, returned a verdict of not guilty, and the prisoner was accordingly discharged. His Honor said that he quite concurred with the verdict.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 3 Feb 1885 4

LAW REPORT.
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METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2.
(Before his Honor Mr District Court Judge Forbes.)

    Mr Edward Lee prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

INDECENT ASSAULTS.

    Thomas Fryer, a young man, was acquitted upon a charge of having committed an indecent assault.

 


1   The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 5 Jan 1885, p. 5.

2   The Daily Telegraph, Tue 3 Feb 1885, p. 7.

3   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 3 Feb 1885, p. 6.

4   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 3 Feb 1885, p. 9.