John Raven, Sexual Offences > rape, 1st September 1686.

Reference Number: t16860901-21
Offence: Sexual Offences > rape
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Raven , a Fellow about Seventeen Years of Age, of the parish of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for a Rape, Committed upon the Body of Mary Katt , a Child aged Eight Years and Three Weeks , on the 11th of August last. The Evidence against the prisoner deposed, that the Girl being sent to the Stables where the prisoner was a Horse-keeper , to leade a Horse thither; the prisoner got the Child into the Stable, being alone, and shut the Door fast upon her, and took her and used her in a most Barbarous Manner, stopping her Mouth as she cryed out. The Midwife and other Women that searched the Child, deposed that she was Rent in her Secret parts, and doubted whether ever she would be well again, and the prisoner being not able to deny it, and the Matter of Fact appearing so Odious to the Court, he was found Guilty ,

[Death. See summary.]


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