CRIME: The Good Citizen

Cornelius Pytsch could hardly be called a solid citizen. Orphaned at five, he learned to make his own living at an age when most kids are learning long division. In 1930, when he was 26, Pytsch and an accomplice held up a small Manhattan hotel, but were caught by the cops before they even had a chance to spend their $7 haul. After four years in Sing Sing, Pytsch was paroled, went to California to begin again. While he was working there as a coal miner, he seduced a 13-year-old girl. The girl told her father, and Pytsch...

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