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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

R. v. Rushton [1840] NSWSupC 39

sodomy

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Dowling C.J., Willis and Stephen JJ., 1 August 1840

Source: Australian, 4 August 1840

            John Rushton was indicted for an unnameable offence on James Johnstone at Bathurst, on the 5th June last.  The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.

Dowling C.J., 5 August 1840

Source: Australian, 8 August 1840[1]

            John Rushton, labourer, late of Bathurst, was indicted for an unnatural offence with a boy named James Johnson, of Bathurst, on the 6th of June last. The evidence for the prosecution failing to support the capital charge laid in the information, the prisoner was remanded to the bench of magistrates at Bathurst, to be dealt with under the summary jurisdiction Act, for the indecent assault.

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[1] See also Sydney Herald 7 August 1840

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