State v. Francis Smith

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Francis Smith
Case Date: 
1938
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Violation of Age of Consent

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
24
Notes / Description: 

Smith charged with carnally knowing and abusing Ruth Denton, a woman between 12 and 21 years old, forcibly and against her will and giving her alcohol, which prevented her from resisting. Jury found Smith guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison.