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1871, August Laplanche - Unfit For Publication
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Evening News, Thu 21 Sep 1871 1

POLICE COURTS, THIS DAY
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CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
(Before Captain Scott, with Messrs Smart, Penfold,
Hughes, and Thompson.

WATER POLICE COURT.
(Before the Water Police Magistrate and Messrs
Josephson, Lester, and Goold.)


    August Laplanche, a Frenchman, was charged with inciting a boy named William Jowsey to commit an indictable offence. The evidence was too disgusting a nature for publication. The bench considered a prima facie case made out, and committed prisoner to take his trial at the ensuing Criminal Court, to be held on the 6th November next. Mr Joseph Lowe appeared for the defence.

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Empire, Fri 22 Sep 1871 2

WATER POLICE COURT.—THURSDAY.
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(Before the Water Police Magistrate and Messrs
Josephson, Lester, and Goold.)


    August Laplanche, a Frenchman, was charged with inciting a boy named William Jowsey to commit an indictable offence. The evidence was of too disgusting a nature for publication. The bench considered a prima facie case made out, and committed the prisoner to take his trial at the ensuing Criminal Court, to be held on the 6th November next. Mr Joseph Lowe appeared for the defence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 22 Sep 1871 3

LAW.

WATER POLICE COURT.
THURSDAY.

    BEFORE the Water Police Magistrate, with Messrs Samuel Goold, Lester, and Josephson.

    August Laplanche, a seaman belonging to the barque Helen, was brought up on remand, charged with inciting a boy named William Jowsey  to commit an unnatural offence. The charge was proved by prosecutor and another boy who was with him at the time. Mr J Lowe, who appeared for the prisoner, raised several points, but the Bench considered that a prima facie case had been made out, and accordingly committed the prisoner to take his trial at the next sittings of the Criminal Court, to be held on the 6th November. Bail allowed, himself in £80 and two sureties in £40 each.

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Evening News, Sat 23 Sep 1871 4

WEEKLY REGISTER.
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    A man of the name of Auguste [sic] Laplanche, said to be a Frenchman, was committed for trial at the central police court, Sydney, on Wednesday, on a charge of having endeavoured to incite a boy, named William Jowsey, to commit a horrible and an indictable offence.

 


1  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 21 Sep 1871, p. 3.

2  Empire, Fri 22 Sep 1871, p. 2.

3  The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 22 Sep 1871, p. 2.

4  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 23 Sep 1871, p. 3.