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Brader & Hodges Charged with Pandering
CHARGED WITH PANDERING
J.H. Brader and Wiley Hildreth Under Serious Charge
The Hugo Daily Husonian June 15, 1915 - transcribed by Ron Henson
Monday evening Sheriff Loftin and Deputy Fitzgerald raided the M.W.A. rooming house and the Brader hotel. At the M.W.A. they arrested Wiley Hildreth, proprietor, and two girls, one not over fourteen years of age it is thought. C.W. Wildey, a porter was taken in charge.
At the Brader the officers' arrested J.H. Brader the owner and A. Hodges. Three girls were found there and they were also arrested. The county attorney filed charegs [sic] against Mr. Brader and Hildreth on the charge of pandering which is a felony in Olahoma [sic]. The penalty for one found guilty of pandering is from two to twenty years in the penitentiary. The examining trial will come up tomorrow morning at nine o'clock before Judge Oakes in the court house in the court room of Judge Glenn.
BRADER BOUND OVER
Properitor [sic] of Hotel Held in $1,000 Bond to District Court
The Hugo Daily Husonian June 18, 1915 - transcribed by Ron Henson
The examining trial of J.H. Brader and A. Hodges on a charge of pandering was held this morning at 9 o'clock in the county court room before Justice of the Peace Oakes. County Attorney Warren conducted the trial for the state and the defendants were represented by Attorneys J.H. Warren and George Richardson.
The defense offered no testimony and did not cross examine any of the state's witnesses. The first witness was Fannie Morrell who admitted having been an occupant of the Brader hotel and of paying over a commission to the porter, Hodges. The next to testify was Lizzie Cornet, who admitted the same thing and telling that she came to the Brader from the M.W.A. rooming house upon solicitation.
The next witness called was Gracie Myers who stated that she was sixteen years old. She is very immature and looks to be three years younger. She admitted receiving men and of paying over a commission. It developed that she was an occupant of the Brader only two days, and that she came there from the M.W.A. where she had been. She is a sister of Lizzie Cornet, who has been married.
The little Myers girl is weak looking and rather emanciated. She faltered a little in her testimoney and was very nervous. Her extreme youth won the sympathy of the entire audeince [sic] which was composed solely of men.
No more witnesses were called. Judge Oakes then ordered Mr. Brader held for trial in the district court and fixed his bond at $1,000 The same was accorded Hodges. Both furnished bond and were released.
The three women were then taken back to the jail.
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