February 6, 1943

Actor’s Fate Now with Jury
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The statutory rape case against famed Hollywood actor Errol Flynn went to the jury yesterday at 11:19 a.m. Pacific War Time (PWT) after nearly a month of courtroom action. The jury had not returned a verdict by 9:45 p.m. PWT, indicating a split of ten to two without notion of which direction, and it was sequestered for the night. The actor is being tried on three morals charges related to accusations by two young women, night-club dancer Peggy La Rue Satterlee and waitress Betty Hansen, aged 16 and 17 respectively. If convicted, Flynn faces from one to fifty years in prison for each count. He would serve the sentence in either county prison or a state penitentiary, which would be selected by the jury.

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