State v. Walker Austin

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Walker Austin
Case Date: 
1881
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Commit Rape

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
0
Notes / Description: 

The exact charge is assault with intent to rape a child under 10 years old. The little girl later needed to be treated for gonorrhea, which Austin admitted to having picked up at a fair. There is additional testimony that the child's mother frequently beat her violently.