Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 16 April 2014), May 1895, trial of OSCAR FINGAL O'FFLAHARTIE WILLS WILDE (40) ALFRED WATERHOUSE SOMERSET TAYLOR (33) (t18950520-425).

OSCAR FINGAL O'FFLAHARTIE WILLS WILDE, ALFRED WATERHOUSE SOMERSET TAYLOR, Sexual Offences > sodomy, 20th May 1895.

425. OSCAR FINGAL O'FFLAHARTIE WILLS WILDE (40) and ALFRED WATERHOUSE SOMERSET TAYLOR (33) were indicted for unlawfully committing acts of gross indecency with certain male persons.

THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL (SIR FRANK LOCKWOOD, Q.C.), with MESSRS. C. F.

GILL and HORACE AVORY Prosecuted; SIR EDWARD CLARKE, Q.C.,

with MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS and TRAVERS HUMPHREYS, appeared for Wilde; MR. J.P. GRAIN for Taylor.

Upon the joint application of SIR EDWARD CLARKE and MR. GRAIN, the defendants were tried separately.

TAYLOR thereupon was first tried; he was

FOUND GUILTY on certain counts.

WILDE was then put on his trial, and also being FOUND GUILTY, both the defendants were sentenced to Two Years' Hard Labour.