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EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF A t Jessie Pray, a diminutive girl, about sixteen ot age, showily dressed, was charged at Green> Police-court with stealing a basket of linen articw and also with being in possession of a second baek^ of linen, for which an owner had not been found. Tiie facts of the case, as regards the career of f prisoner, are of a somewhat extraordinary characte^ j Although so young she has several times been si\ marily convicted at this court of robbing children the street, and in the early part of 1862, being j between twelve and thirteen years of age, she committed for trial for a like offence, and l sentenced to a short term of imprisonment, and to detained three years in a reformatory estBbb 11 ment. The sentence expired in April last, since time numerous robberies from children in the str?0 have been reported to the police, the descript1^ have been reported to the police, the descril)tioll given of the thief leaving no doubt that it was tbo to prisoner, notwithstanding which she had contrived evade detection. On Saturday last, a laundress, reSJ° ing at Peckham, sent her son, a youth about tw0^. ) years of age, to take & basket of linen home to j customer. The lad was met by the prisoner, who S°L into conversation with him, and persuaded him t^ii she had been sent for the things by her aunt, having purchased twopennyworth of cherries i given them to him, she obtained possession of basket of clothes. Under pretence that she had I with an accident by letting the basket of clothes f jS, and had thus mixed different persons' parcØV which she said she was employed to deliver, obtained the permission of a woman whose W?'' she passed to enter and put the things straij and then having made up a parcel she left ø ( it, saying she was about taking it to the pereo to whom it belonged. She returned in about \e minutes, and made up a second parcel, which took away under a like pretence, leaving the ba>sK and several small articles, and not again Suspicions being raised, the police were communi°a^0 with, but nothing was seen of the prisoner until was accidentally met with in Greenwich, carry1* another basket of linen, and which she had j tamed from some person at present unknown. pawnbroker's assistants were in attendance with two parcels of goods taken from the basket on SatoJ day, and which had been pledged by the against whom Sergeant King, 27 R, said there at least thirty charges of a similar character COf mitted in Lambeth, Southwark, and other parts 0 the metropolis. i The Magistrate committed the prisoner for trJ* but ordered her to be again brought up for the pletion of depositions. I

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