State v. Russell Leach

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Russell Leach
Case Date: 
1880
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Rape

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
146
Notes / Description: 

For rape of Mary S. McLain on 16 August 1877 when the victim was almost 14 years old. Franklin Sims also took part in rape but tried separately. Case states that they got McLain drunk first. In 1878 William McLain, next friend of Mary McLain, filed a $500 damage suit against Leach and Frank Sims for "assaulting, wounding, ill-treating, and against her will carnally knowing the said Mary S. McLain" on 16 August 1877 & on other days between that date and the 1878 lawsuit.