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Criminal Law Keyed to Kennedy
Regina v. Prince
Citation:L.R. 2 Cr. Cas. Res. 154 (1875)
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The defendant was charged with having unlawfully taken Annie Phillips, an unmarried, fourteen year old girl, from her father without his permission. All of the facts necessary to support a conviction were found by the jury, however, the defendant asserted in defense that the girl looked to be much older. The jury found reasonable evidence that Phillips told him that she was eighteen before the defendant took her away, and that the defendant believed her. The case was reserved for judgment by this court.
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