Cavendish-Erbecker

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Cavendish-Erbecker - Prostitution Test Filed INDIANAPOLIS fAP) -- An...
Prostitution Test Filed INDIANAPOLIS fAP) -- An Indianapolis woman, accused of prostitution, is seeking a federal test of her complaint that law under which she has been charged discriminates against women. Mary Pollard, 32, also known to police as Mary Cavendish, has asked that her trial, pending in Marion County Criminal Courlhere, be sent to federal court as a test case. iliss Pollard's attorney, William C. Erbccker, called the Indiana law unconstitutional because it applies only to women. "There is no ascerta Enable standard of guilt," Erbecker said. ATiss Pollard said the law infringes on her right to free speech because it forbids her and other women lo "offer; 1 themselves for hire. She said part of her objection is that the stale statute makes prosUtulion a crime "only if a woman" makes such an H offer and not a man althotlBli the 'latter "is in some instances al- most as prevalent..." Erbccker said (hat Ihe law "violates the 14lh amendment' which guarantees an individual's equality under the law. The suit also contends the language of the state law is vague, indefinite and ambiguous in what it prohibits. Defendants named in the ; include the Stale of Indiana, Marion County Prosecutor Noble R. Pcarcy, Judge Saul Rabb of Marion Criminal Court Division 2 and Theodore L. dak, state attorney general. Miss Pollard was charged^its with prostitution Aug. 1! for allegedly committed offense · Jan. 17. The petition for removal was assigned to Judge Cale J. Holder. No information was or - available when he would de- · cide on the petition.

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  1. Anderson Daily Bulletin,
  2. 29 Oct 1970, Thu,
  3. Page 21

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