In September of 1959, a jury in the circuit court of Cook County found the defendant, George Daugherty, guilty of taking indecent
liberties with a child, and he was sentenced to the Illinois State Penitentiary for a term of not less than one year nor more
than 15 years. That judgment is now before the court upon a writ of error, which has been consolidated with a writ of error
to review an order dismissing the defendant's post-conviction petition. The prosecuting witness testified that on January 4, 1959, when he was 14 years old, he visited the defendant's apartment
to watch television. The defendant occupied an adjoining apartment and was on friendly terms with the boy's family. The boy
testified that while he and the defendant were alone in the apartment watching television, the defendant asked him to rub
his back. The defendant was dressed in pajamas. While the boy was massaging the defendant's back, the defendant turned around,
unzipped the boy's pants and committed an act of fellatio. The prosecuting witness then committed a similar act upon him.
A motion to suppress the defendant's confessions was overruled, and the two confessions, one to the arresting officer and
one to an assistant State's Attorney, were received in evidence.