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GAGGED AND BOUND.
A SCHOOLGIRL'S STORY.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA)
Date: November 22, 1924
Page Number: 14
Melbourne, November 21.
     A schoolgirl aged 10, living at Bell, was found lying on the footpath near her home to-day with her less tied and her mouth gagged with a handkerchief. She stated that she had been savagely attacked on her way to school.
     The girl told the police that a man hiding behind a fence suddenly sprang towards her and seized her by the hand. She struggled and got free, but dropped her bag and books, which she asserted the man picked up and threw at her head, but missed. The man caught her, took her belt, and tied her feet. He did not attempt to interfere with her.
     The police are not inclined to regard the story seriously.




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The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA)
Date: November 22, 1924
Page Number: 14
MELBOURNE, Today.
     The 11-year-old girl who was found at Preston yesterday morning lying in a vacant allotment, gagged, and with her legs tied together, has confessed that she staged a drama. She told the police that a man had bound her.
     Detective Hawkins was not convinced, and the girl eventually admitted that the whole thing was an invention. She had, she said, been away from school for several, days and had been told by her father that she was to go back. Yesterday, not wishing to do so, she remembered the plot of a motion picture in which a girl was kidnapped. She gagged herself with a handkerchief and tied her legs to gether with a belt. When found by a woman, she feigned unconsciousness.





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