Wilson Daily Times, 26 September 1942.
A.M.E. Zion minister Russell Buxton Taylor filed this notice of application for parole of his son William G. Taylor, who had pled guilty four months before on a prostitution charge.
A prostitution charge? Was he charged with being a prostitute or a john?
As it turns out — neither.
William Taylor had originally been charged with raping an unnamed African-American girl. A judge agreed to accept his guilty plea on a prostitution charge, however, and sentenced him to 12 months in jail, to be served performing road work.
Wilson Daily Times, 13 May 1942.