Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 October 2022), May 1891, trial of EDWIN GEORGE PORTER (22) (t18910504-435).

EDWIN GEORGE PORTER, Theft > extortion, 4th May 1891.

435. EDWIN GEORGE PORTER (22) , Feloniously sending a letter to Charles Frank Sharman, threatening to accuse him of an indecent assault, with intent to extort money, without reasonable or probable cause,

MESSRS. BESLEY and BODKIN Prosecuted, and MR. C. F. GILL Defended.

NOT GUILTY .—The JURY added that they believed the prisoner had just cause. The COURT disallowed the costs of the prosecution.

Before Mr. Recorder.