State v. Robert Donaldson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Robert Donaldson
Case Date: 
1870
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Violation of Age of Consent

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
21
Notes / Description: 

Defendant was indicted in the September Term, 1870 for having "carnal knowledge of a female under the age of ten years" on 10 March 1868. Circuit judge quashed the indictment on the grounds that Loudon Co. had not been formed at that time. Supreme Court ruled that the Circuit Court judge erred in quashing the indictment.