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In this letter from North Dakota (ND) Attorney General William Langer to Cavalier County, ND State's Attorney G. Grimson, Langer refers to the case of Hiram Stepp, who was accused of statutory rape, writing that, given both Judge W. J. Kneeshaw's and Grimson's satisfaction with the way the case was handled, he knows of nothing he can do legally for plaintiffs Mrs. D** and her daughter, and views the case as terminated.
Telegram from G. A. D** to Attorney General Langer Asking to Have Hiram Stepp Detained, February 25, 1919
Letter from Attorney General Langer to G. Grimson Regarding Stepp Case, February 24, 1919
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State vs. Stepp, rape, statutory rape
Matilda D**, G. Grimson, W. J. Kneeshaw, William Langer, Hiram Stepp
Political History | United States History
Grimson, "Letter from Attorney General Langer to G. Grimson Regarding Stepp Case, February 25, 1919" (1919). William Langer Papers. 297.
Please note that information related to the identification of the underage victim in this case has been redacted from the digital collection per library policy. The original documents are available to researchers at the Chester Fritz Special Collections Library.