William Kite.
10th December 1707
Reference Numbert17071210-20
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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William Kite , of London, was Indicted for committing a Rape on the Body of Elizabeth Berry , a Virgin of 7 Years of Age, on the 21st of December last . The first Evidence was a Surgeon, who depos'd that he was sent for to inspect the Child's Body, That he found that a Male had been with her, That a large penetration was made, and the Foul Disease given her. The Child depos'd, that she being sent to the Prisoner's House for a pint Pot, the Prisoner took her and laid her cross a table, and gain'd the knowledge of her Body. Another depos'd, That the Prisoner confess'd that he had had to do with the Child, and gave direction for a Surgeon in case he had injured her. The Evidence being positive, and the Prisoner saying little for himself, nor calling any to his Reputation, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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