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Samuel Pollock Sentenced to 4 Years-1895


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 2/27/2020 at 13:12:50

Decorah Public Opinion, Friday, Nov 22, 1895, Decorah, IA, Page: 7


In Federal Court at Des Moines a few days ago, Samuel Pollock, an old bachelor, from Verdi, Washington Co., was found guilty of mailing obscene letters to a 14 year-old girl. The jury returned a verdict after having been out about 15 minutes. He was sentenced to the Fort Madison Penitentiary for four years at hard labor and to pay a fine of $1,000.


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