ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Portland, OR: Ken Kashiwahara) Sentence of convicted child molester Richard Bateman reported; details given, scenes shown. [Parole ofr. Tom GRINNELL - says Bateman has posted sign on his residence proclaiming that he is dangerous sex offender.] Crowded prisons said cause of unusual probationary sentence. [Judge Dorothy BAKER - says there is no space to keep him in custody.] Portland, OR, parents' response given. [Mother Betsy HARDY - says not sure she doesn't mind sentence.] ACLU's opposition to sentence stated. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Stevie REMINGTON - says public humiliation is archaic.] [Prosecuting attorney Jill OTEY - says other people's rights must be protected.]
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