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1858, James Hyland - Unfit For Publication

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 11 Feb 1859 1

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
THURSDAY.

BEFORE the Chief Justice and Mr Justice Dickinson.
… 

INDECENT OFFENCE.

    James Hyland was charged with having, [at Kingston Estate Newtown in the district of Sydney] on the 18th day of December last, committed an indecent offence [of bestiality with a mare].

    The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was undefended. The Solicitor-General prosecuted.

    The evidence of the witnesses fully sustained the charge of attempting to commit the felony, and the jury having returned a verdict of guilty, the Court passed sentence upon the prisoner—that he be confined in Darlinghurst gaol and there kept to hard labour for a period of two years.

    The Court adjourned till half-past ten this morning.

    In the Second Court, jurors are required to be in attendance at the usual hour—ten o’clock.


1  The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 11 Feb 1859, p. 3. Emphasis added.