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Special Assignment (Sanctuary Movement / Child Abuse) #106978

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Joe Bergantino) Secret network providing sanctuary for alleged victims of child abuse featured. Arrest of Virginia Lallond for refusing to turn over daughter Nicole to custody of father Stephen Lallond reported; details given, scenes shown. [Virginia LALLOND - says won't let husband hurt daughter.] "Sanctuary movement" described; map shown. [Sanctuary movement MBRS. - describe alternative to judicial system for abused children.] Opposition to this underground movement detailed. [North Carolina div. of victims and justice spokesperson Robert HASSELL - criticizes movement.] [Child psychiatrist Dr. Muriel SUGARMAN - says children not protected.] Issue of legalization for sanctuary movement noted. [People Allied for Child Advocacy spokesperson Jeanne LENZER - wants legal rights for abused children.]

Bergantino, Joe;
Jennings, Peter

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