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Evening News, Wed 6 Oct 1920 1 

ASSAULTS ON CHILDREN
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CHARGE AGAINST YOUNG MAN
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Mosman Bay and Sirius Cove, c. 1928-32. Image: NSW State Library collection. Reproduction: Peter de Waal
Mosman Bay and Sirius Cove, c. 1928-32. Image: NSW State Library
collection. Reproduction: Peter de Waal

     Hector Hilton Dodd, 23, wharf laborer, appeared at North Sydney Police Court this morning on two charges of having assaulted children.

    The first was that of committing a serious offence on a boy of 14 at Mosman [Sirius Cove] on October 1, and the second, committing an indecent assault on a boy of 14 at Mosman on October 3.

    On the application of the police the accused, who presented a rough, unkept appearance, with a shock of light hair, was remanded until Friday, October8.

    The Magistrate (Mr Hughes): You do not ask for bail?

    Accused: No sir, I have no one to go bail for me.

    Inspector Walker said accused, who was found in the vicinity of Sirius Cove, fought like a tiger when arrested, and gave some of the most athletic men in the force a tough time.

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Singleton Argus, Sat 9 Oct 1920 2

GLEANINGS
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    Hector Hilton Dodd describing himself as a trainer of boxers, was arrested after a violent struggle with the police at the Zoo, Moore Park. Three charges of indecent assault were preferred against him.

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Evening News, Fri 15 Oct 1920 3

ASSAULTS ON CHILDREN
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ACCUSED REMANDED
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    Hector Hilton Dodd, 23, wharf laborer, was again before the North Sydney Police Court to-day on charges of assaults on children at Mosman.

    There were three charges, one of a serious offence on a boy of 14, and the other two of assaults on boys.

    There was also a charge of indecent behaviour. On all four accused was remanded to the Children’s Court.

    To a further charge of having stolen three telephone receivers, 20 dry cells, and one magneto and handle, valued at £13 9s, the property of the New South Wales Tramway Department, Dodd was fined £20, with £1 11s costs.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 16 Nov 1920 4

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, November 16.

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    No. 1 Court.—Hector Hilton Dodd, misconduct; John Hines and Martin Tobin, robbery with violence; Frederick Carl Winkler, larceny.

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 17 Nov 1920 5

CRIMINAL.
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(Before Judge Cohen.)

    Hector Hilton Dodd (26) pleaded guilty in No. 1 Court of the Quarter Sessions (Mr Rowland prosecuting) to two charges of assault, at Mosman, and was remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 17 Nov 1920 6

QUARTER SESSIONS.
No. 1 Court.
(Before Judge Cohen.)

    Mr Norman Rowland, Crown Prosecutor.

PLEAS OF GUILTY.

    Hector Hilton Dodd, 26, who pleaded guilty to two charges of gross misconduct, [indecently assaulting Erick Kiah (aka Erik Kiar), 12, and committing the crime of buggery with Bertie Trayes, 14], at Mosman, was remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 20 Nov 1920 7

CRIMINAL.
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(Before Judge Cohen.)


    Hector Hilton Dodd, who had admitted two charges of indecent assault, was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude on one charge, and three years’ penal servitude on the other, the terms to be concurrent.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 20 Nov 1920 8

QUARTER SESSIONS.
No. 1 Court.
(Before Judge Cohen.)

    Mr Norman Rowland, Crown Prosecutor.

Heavy Sentence.

    Hector Hilton Dodd, who had pleaded guilty to two charges of gross misconduct, was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude on exch charge, the sentences to be concurrent.

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Hector Hilton Dodd, Gaol photo sheet
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SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6105], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Oct 1920-14 May 1921, No. 17488, p. 38.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 17488                                                                                

Date when Portrait was taken: 2-11-1920

Name: Hector Hilton Dodd

Native place: Waverley NSW

Year of birth: 5-11-1895

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: [Presby]terian

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 4½"

Weight     On committal: 135
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Light brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Brown mole above right elbow. Scar outside left calf.

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

States that he was in Mittagong Farm Home 7 years ago

North Sydney PC
       lodged
Childrens Court
       lodged

Sydney Q.S

Newtown PC

S.Q.S appeal

Kogarah

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Stealing
Expose person

1) Buggery
2) Indecent assault on a male person

Wilfully and obscenely expose his person
Appealed at Court

Appeal dismissed conviction affirmed
£3-3 costs to be paid within 21 days 255

Expose Person


4 months HL
6 months HL  |  Concurrent

1) 5 years P.S.
2) 3 years P.S.  |  Concurrent

2 months H.L.  6171



6 months  Docket 1857/41

 


1     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 6 Oct 1920, p. 1. Emphasis added.

2     Singleton Argus, Sat 9 Oct 1920, p. 1.

3     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Fri 15 Oct 1920, p. 6.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 16 Nov 1920, p. 6. Emphasis added.

5     The Daily Telegraph, Wed 17 Nov 1920, p. 7.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 17 Nov 1920, p. 8.

7     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 20 Nov 1920, p. 13.

8     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 20 Nov 1920, p. 9.

9     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6105], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Oct 1920-14 May 1921, No. 17488, p. 38.