The People of the State of New York v. Alexander Monett

Case ID:
Defendant(s) name(s):
Alexander Monett
Crime date:
Friday, January 20, 1911
Hearing date:
Saturday, January 21, 1911
Warren F Foster
Prosecuting attorney(s):
Edward J McGuire
Defense attorney(s):
W.H. Carpenter
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Alexander Monett, a waiter, is charged with sodomy. Rosina Monett, 38, the wife of the defendant, testifies that her husband told her in 1909 that he was unwell. He told his wife that he had seen a physician about his ailment and the doctor had told him that he would be cured only if he had intercourse with his daughter, Alpha. Rosina Monett had been skeptical about this claim and she had requested the name of the physician but her husband had refused to provide it. She had eventually acquiesced and Alexander Monett had subsequently shared a bed with his daughter many times. Alpha Monett, 18 years old, testifies that her father had repeatedly molested her during a two-year period. Alexander Monett, speaking in his own defense, denies that anything had occurred between him and his daughter. The jury finds the defendant guilty of sodomy.
Crime location:
Manhattan, New York