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1887, Charles Newton - Unfit For Publication
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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Sat 1 Jan 1887 1

LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
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    Yesterday, at the East Maitland police court, Charles Newton, mariner (a man of very respectable appearance, and who seemed to feel his position very keenly), was charged with having assaulted a male child, named Phipps, at East Maitland, on the 29th December. The case was not heard with closed doors, and a large crowd of the pruriens-minded were present at the proceedings. Accused, who had evidently been drinking very heavily was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions to be held in March next.

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The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 10 Mar 1887 2

MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Following is a list, in more complete form than that published in our last issue, of the cases set down for trial at the Maitland Quarter Sessions, which begin at East Maitland, before his Honor Mr District Court Judge Wilkinson, this morning at 10 o’clock:–

    Charles Newton, indecent assault on a male child; East Maitland bench.

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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Thu 10 Mar 1887 3

MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS.
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    His Honor Judge Wilkinson will preside over the sittings of the Maitland Quarter Sessions, which begin at East Maitland this morning. The following is a list of the cases for trial:—John Peter Ross, assault with intent to commit a rape. Jacob Lionel Laventhal, fraudulent insolvency. Henry Melville, communicating with a prisoner employed outside the walls of Maitland gaol. Thomas Player, obstructing a constable in the executing of his duty. James Goold Hedge, assaulting a constable. Charles Newton, indecent assault. Margaret Robinson, attempted suicide. John Lees, robbery. James Brown, attempt to steal. Thomas Swinden, assault with intent to rob. Edward Patton, stealing from a wharf. John Arthur George, embezzlement. Sarah Davis, larceny. Thomas Hazlum, stealing from a vessel in port. Michael Moran, larceny. Frederick Connolly, breaking and entering a warehouse and stealing therein. Richard Spoward, indecent assault. Charles Harris, attempted suicide.

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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Mon 14 Mar 1887 4

MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS.
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THIRD DAY.
(Before his Honor Judge Wilkinson.)

    The business of the sessions was resumed on Saturday morning.
    Mr Harris acted as Crown Prosecutor..

INDECENT ASSAULT.

    Charles Newton was indicted for having on the 29th December indecently assaulted a young lad named Vincent Phillips [aka Phipps or Pipps ].
    Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was undefended.
    The details of the case were unfit for publication. The boy was only six years of age, and the prisoner was an elderly man.
    Accused was found guilty, and sentenced to three years’ penal servitude.

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Charles Newton, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5985], Maitland Gaol photographic description book, 1875-1922, No. 598, p. 108, R5129.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 598

Date when Portrait was taken: 16th February 1887

Name: Charles Newton

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1840

Arrived       Ship: Carthage
in Colony }   Year: 1884

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Sailor

Religion: Ch of England

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 10½"

Weight     On committal:
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Mixed

Colour of eyes: Hazel

Marks or special features:

Where and when tried: Maitland Q.S.
12th March 1887

Offence: Indecent Assault

Sentence: 3 years P.S.

Remarks:

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1   Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Sat 1 Jan 1887, pp. 4, 5.

2   The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 10 Mar 1887, p. 4.

3   Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Thu 10 Mar 1887, p. 4. Emphasis added.

4   Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Mon 14 Mar 1887, p. 7.

5   SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5985], Maitland Gaol photographic description book, 1875-1922, No. 598, p. 108, R5129.