George Hutton, Sexual Offences > rape, 10th December 1690.
George Hutton of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was tried for a Rape committed on the Body of Elizabeth Marriot a Virgin, under the Age of Ten Years . The Mother of the Girl as also a Midwife and Chirurgeon declared upon Oath, that she was in a very bad Condition and much hurt, and that they concluded it to be the force of some Man that had violently penetrated her Body, and the Girl deposed that Hutton being in the Stable dressing her Mother Horses, she was sent to light him with a Candle, and see he did not neglect them; when taking his opportunity
he took her in his Lap behind the Stable-door, and there first with his Fingers, and afterwards his, &c. very much abused her, and had Carnal knowledge of her; she said, she called out to a Neighbours Maid for help, but was not heard, after which she went crying to her Mother, but durst not discover it because she found her in an angry Mood, till some days after she was pained, and compelled to it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, he only took her up and clapt her Breech, for hazarding the Horses kicking her by pulling their Tails: however it plainly appearing she had been Ravished, he was found guilty , the Law of the Land making it death, whether with or without her consent, to carnally know a female Infant under the Age of 10 Years.
[Death. See summary.]
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