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THE CAERAU OUTRAGE.

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THE CAERAU OUTRAGE. EIGHTEEN MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT. At Glamorgan Assizes yesterday DaviijC Hopkins, 57, collier, of Caerau, pleaded guilty to outraging his daughter, Cendwen,. a. girl under the age of sixteen. Mr. Lovat- Fraser (instructed by Mr. Allen Pratt) pro- secuted on behalf of the National-Vigilance Society. The girl had borne a child, -and his Lordship, describing the case as one of the worst he had ever known, sentenced the prisoner to eighteen months' hard labour. Police-constable Kelland. in reply to His Lordship, said prisoner was a widower with eight children, of whom the girl, in question was the youngest but one. He had been a widower for ten years, Mr. Lovat-Fraser said the girl ha-d acted as housekeeper for the father, and he repeatedly sent the other members of the family out for walks, and then committed the offence iii question. Mr. Justice Jelf asked if there: was any overcrowding in the house. Mr. Fraser replied that he did not think so. His Lordship: Is it suggested, that a sirui. lar offence has been committed on the other children P Mr. Fraser: No, my lord. I understand only on this one. It was a matter of remark, in the family that prisoner treated this girl differently from the others. His Lordship, addressing- the prisoner, said this was a shocking crime, not onl) very wrong indeed against any girl, but espacIally so. against one whom he was bound, ty every; principle of life, to love and cherish. He, had been living with this poor girl as it she was hts wife. Inasmuch as she was between the ages of thirteen and sixteen years, th& law did not permit him to give prisoner more than two years' hard labour, and he had been considering whether, as it was one of the worst cases he had known, lite ought not to extend the period to the full' tw> years. But as it was a very heavv set/teuce, he had decided to commit the prisoner for. eighteen months with hard labour. The report of the Police-court proceedings will be found on our 7th page- Printed and Published by the Central Gla- morgan Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, at the "Glamorgan Gazette" Offices, Queen-street, Bridgend, in the Parish of Oldcastle, in the County of (Ve, morgan. FRIDAY, .JULY 27th, 1906.