The Sun, Wed 18 Apr 1928 1
6 MONTHS GAOL IMPOSED
“The law provides no suitable remedy for these cases, and magistrates can only impose the penalty the law provides, even, if it is not suitable. The women of the community must be protected,” said Mr McMahon, SM, at the Burwood Court to-day, in sentencing Albert Edwin Hanlin, 2 23, to six months goal, with hard labor, on a charge of indecent exposure, at Haberfield.
Sergeant Davies said that when he arrested defendant, he admitted the offence, saying, “I cannot help myself.”
Mr Andrews, who appeared for defendant, asked that, as he had never been in trouble before, he be given the benefit of the First Offenders’ Act.
1 The Sun, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 18 Apr 1928, p. 18. Emphasis added.
2 There is a gaol photograph available for Albert Erwin Hanlin from: SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6121], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 24 Feb 1928–23 Jun 1928, No. 22979, p. 156.