V.J. Parsels, Deputy Sheriff

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V.J. Parsels, Deputy Sheriff - making supervising and are to by ^ry to better...
making supervising and are to by ^ry to better kept pay. have have an by of In A TERRIBLE CRIME. Tho Corning Domocart says: Deputy Sheriff V. J. Parsels of Addison, Addison, c;irae to Corning this morning with a prisoner, Loon Lewis, whom lodged in the city jail until this afternoon when at 2.20 ho took to Bath where he will stand committed committed until the grand ijury meets Lewis is charged with a crime that brutal in the extreme. On the outskirts of Addison lives Mis. Rachel Smith and her daiigbter Maude Burns, The girl is only four- tr-en years of age and is foolish, unable to articulate a word, her means of communication being by cries and motions. Mrs." Smith is poor and works out for a living. Yesterday she was out helping i to clean house. Leon Lewis, the prisoner, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, afternoon, knowing the Burns child was alone, went to the house where he committed rape upon her person. Lewis in his violence injured the fearfully. In her agonies she screamed and thus aroused a neighbor who rushed to the child's assistance. help arrived Lewis hastily loft the house and the child by moans and cries and blood streaming down her, mutely testified to the crime that been committed. Deputy Sheriff Parsels was opportunely opportunely at hand and he started in pursuit of Lewis, whom he down town, promptly arrested and placed him in custody. This morning, morning, he was arraigned before Justice C. J. Smith and acknowledged his guilt. He was held to await the of the grand jury. Lewis is 22 years of age and while not supposed to capable of such an act, was generally classed as practically a worthless of a fellow. , ,. , ; - , , .

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  1. Hornellsville Weekly Tribune,
  2. 14 May 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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