ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 11, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Several recent examples of sexual misconduct in the military updated.
(Aberdeen, MD: John McWethy) The beginning of the trial of former Aberdeen drill sergeant Delmar Simpson on 19 counts of rape featured; military courtroom sketches shown while the prosecution's opening statement is quoted. [Defense attorney Captain Edward BRADY, Simpson attorney Frank SPINNER - say it was not rape and that this is the Army's "showcase" trial.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Responses to an Army hotline for sexual harassment cited.
(Fort Jackson, SC: Jane Clayson) A visit to Fort Jackson, SC, to see if new procedures are alleviating the problem of sexual harassment in the military presented; scenes shown of recruits in the field. [Company commander Janie EDDINS, drill sergeant Serrano MITCHELL, Theresa MASON - comment.] New allegations of crime at the base outlined on screen.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Aberdeen, MD: John McWethy) The view of the problem from the Pentagon discussed.
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