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1897/6 Regina vs. Song Mun – attempted rape (New Westminster)


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( C o p y) Reg. v. SONG Information and Complaint for an Indictable Offence Canada, &c. City of New Westminster. The Information and complaint of Thomas Lee Sing, Westr. taken this 27th day of February, in the year, &c., before the undersigned, T.C. Atkinson, Police Magistrate one of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, within and for said City of New Westr., who saith that Song Mun on the 1 day of February, 1897, at the City of New Westminster i upon one Lee Sing, a woman, unlawfully and violently did empt to make an assault and ... the said Lee Sing violen and without her consent unlawfully did attempt to ravish carnally know. (sg) Thomas Lee Sing. Sworn before me, &c., (sgd) T. C. Atkinson, P. M. Deposition of Witnesses. Taken at New Westminster on March 1st, 1897 before T. Atkinson, P. M. MARTHA LEE SING, upon her oath saith as follows  : I am a married woman; Lee Loy Sing is my husband; I am 22 years of age; I live on Sixth street; I keep a store; I sleep in a house near the Chinese Mission; it belongs to myself and my husband; he has a store on Agnes street; he sells tea during the day; remember the 15th of February last; it was a Monday; I was home washing; Song Mun came to my house; my husband Lee Sing was not there; he came in by the front door; I was in the kitchen; he had European clothes on;