Alice Gray, Sexual Offences > rape, 23rd April 1707.

Reference Number: t17070423-26
Offence: Sexual Offences > rape
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Alice Gray , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for aiding and assisting John, alias Thomas Smith , in the committing of a Rape on the Body of Catherine Masters , of the Age of 10 Years and upward, on the 28th of February last . The first Evidence was the Girl her self, who Deposed, that the Prisoner and her self lodged together, that the Night when this thing happen'd, she went to Bed at eight a Clock, and about 11 the Prisoner came with a Man to her Lodging, that being sleepy, she did not perceive when the Prisoner came to Bed; but awaking about 2 a Clock in Morning, found a Man in Bed with them, that as she was endeavouring to get away, the Prisoner pull'd her back again, and held her down in the Bed, and stopt her Mouth, (that she could not cry out) while the Man gain'd the perfect knowledge of her Body. Others Deposed, that the Girl the next Morning acquainted them how she had been abused, and Inspecting her Body, found that a Man had been with her, and had given her the Pox. The Evidence being very plain against the Prisoner, and she saying little for her self, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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