LOUIS GOLD, HARRY COHEN.
22nd April 1907
Reference Numbert19070422-45
VerdictsGuilty > unknown
SentencesImprisonment > hard labour; Imprisonment > hard labour; Miscellaneous

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GOLD, Louis (27, carpenter), and COHEN, Harry (24, tailor) , Russian Jews; both taking Jane Goldbloom, an unmarried girl under the age of 18 years out of the possession and against the will of her mother, with intent that she should be carnally known by Gold and Cohen and other men; both procuring Jane Goldbloom to leave her usual place of abode in the United Kingdom with intent that she might become for the purposes of prostitution an inmate of a brothel without the King's dominions, procuring (her to leave the United Kingdom with intent that she might become an inmate of a brothel elsewhere, and attempting to procure her to become a common prostitute without the King's dominions; both procuring Sarah Levine to leave her usual place of abode in the United Kingdom with intent that she might become for the purposes of prostitution an inmate of a brothel without the King's dominions, procuring her to leave the United Kingdom with intent that she might become an inmate of a brothel elsewhere, and attempting to procure her to become a common prostitute without the King's dominions; both robbery with violence on George Davis and stealing from him a suit of clothes and other articles, and the sum of £115s. or thereabouts.

Mr. R. D. Muir, Mr. Arthur Gill, Mr. Leycester, and Mr. Kershaw prosecuted.

The evidence showed that. prisoners destined the young women for Buenos Ayres, from which place they were brought back in custody, as the result of complaint to the English police of a woman named Scheinerman, whom they had induced to go to Liverpool by the pretext that they were about to take her to her husband in New York. Verdict, Guilty.

Inspector WENSLEY stated that the prisoner Gold is a native of Minsk, in Russia. He came to this country between 11 and 12 years ago, but has no dependents here. For the past four or five years he has been taking women to Buenos Ayres, going to and fro, and has been the associate of foreign prostitutes and their bullies. Cohen is a native of Warsaw. He also has taken women to Buenos Ayres, where he remained some months. He came over to England with Gold in the same ship. The police had had numerous complaints of girls disappearing from the East End extending over a long period. Men of the prisoners' stamp first seduced such girls, then took them over to Buenos Ayres and there sold them.

Mr. Muir stated that he had been informed by Mr. Cohen, the secretary of the Jewish Association for the Protection of Young Girls, that the society had had to establish a home in Buenos Ayres because of the extent of this traffic. The Common Serjeant. It is clear there is a market there. Sentences: Gold, 15 months' hard labour; Cohen, 12 months. Both prisoners certified for expulsion under the Aliens Act.

BEFORE JUDGE LUMLEY SMITH.

(Thursday, April 25.)


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