TERRIFIED YOUNG GIRL Sailor Sent To Gaol How a girl was dogged from the railway station by a young man at night and assaulted in a most cowardly manner was described in the Williamstown Court on Tues- day last when Nigel John Raphael, who appeared in court in the uni- form of a naval rating, was charged with having assaulted Irene Kemp, 17 years, dressmaker, of Nelson Pl., Williamstown. Evidence was given by Miss Kemp that at the time of the al- leged offence she was living in Cecil Street. At 9.45 p.m. on 7th November she left a train at Wil- liamstown railway station and commenced to cross a green, walk- ing in the direction of Ann St. She noticed a sailor about 10 or 15 yards behind her. He followed her and after she had walked a few yards he suddenly seized her from behind, and putting his arms around her neck tightened his hold. She attempted to scream for help, and was then given a severe punch on the jaw. After that she man- aged to scream out, and her as- sailant walked quickly off. There was no other person in the street when witness was attacked. Her assailant did not speak to her, neither did she speak to him. As a result of the blow that she re- ceived her right jaw was badly swollen and there were marks on her neck. She had not been to her work since. She received medical treatment for her injuries and had to take some nerve tab- lets. Defendant, who admitted the charge, said he had been drinking on board his ship on the evening in question, and he went ashore for no special reason and did not realise what he was doing at the time. Mr Meehan, P.M., said the bench took a very serious view of the matter. It had been a terrifying experience for a young girl to pass through. The maximum penalty for such an offence was imprison- ment for three months, and mem- bers of the bench could see no reason why that penalty should not be inflicted. Mr Meehan add- ed that he was satisfied that if the girl had not screamed out accused would have persisted. Accused was sentenced to im- prisonment for three months.