Nathaniel McCoy

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Nathaniel McCoy Arrested

Fairmount News April 15 1902

N. H. McCoy in Jail on Revolting Charge.
Nathan McCoy, a farmer living a few miles west of Fairmount has been arrested and placed in jail on a most revolting charge that of incest. The charge was preferred by a son, Frank McCoy, on behalf of two young sisters, aged fifteen and thirteen.

Fairmount News May 16 1902

McCoy Pleads Guilty
N. H. McCoy has plead guilty before Judge Paulus of the revolting crime of which he was charged. The prosecutor asked that the charge of incest be dismissed and McCoy entered a plea of guilty of rape. The punishment for from two to twenty one years. Sentence may pronounced this week. (typed as appeared in paper)

Fairmount News May 30 1902

Nathan McCoy and James (Spider) Kelley was taken to the penitentiary Wednesday to serve their sentences for from two to fourteen years. McCoy, it will be remembered, pleaded guilty to rape, and Kelley was found guilty of theft.

Fairmount News July 1 1902
A divorce was granted to Aschah T. McCoy from Nathan McCoy Monday on statutory ground. The action was based upon the conviction of Nathan McCoy of rape, which crime was perpetrated upon two of his younger daughters. Mrs McCoy was granted alimony of $500.

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