Offence: Sexual Offences > sodomy
Verdict: Miscellaneous > no agreement
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397. OSCAR FINGAL O'FFLAHARTIE WILLS WILDE (40) and ALFRED TAYLOR (33), were indicted for unlawfully committing acts of gross indecency with Charles Parker and other male persons. Other Counts, for conspiracy.
MESSRS. C. F. GILL and H. AVORY Prosecuted, and SIR EDWARD CLARKE, Q. C., with MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS and TRAVERS HUMPHREYS, Defended.
At the close of the case for the prosecution, MR. GILL stated that he should not ask for a verdict on the Counts for Conspiracy; and the JURY were directed to find a verdict of
NOT GUILTY as to those Counts, and also as to four of the other Counts, charging acts of indecency with certain of the witnesses. As to the remaining Counts, the JURY, being unable to agree, were discharged without returning any verdict, and the case was postponed until the next Session.