Medicine: Involuntary Motherhood

In Denver last spring, when the 12-year-old daughter of his landlady-mistress stopped at his room to call him for dinner, John W. Brewer, 38, impulsively enticed the child to bed, raped her. Clapped into jail, John Brewer was last week convicted of this statutory offense, may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars. Nothing more might have been heard of this commonplace crime outside Denver, if its victim had not been left pregnant by John Brewer. The child's outraged mother took her daughter to Denver General Hospital, loudly pleaded for...

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