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Wisconsin / Rape Case Controversy #252253

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1977
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(Studio) Controversy in Madison, WI, arises when county judge says teenage rapist only reacted normally to city's sexual atmosphere.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Madison, WI) Details of case noted; Judge Archie Simonson's comments with regard to rape, at Madison West high school , raised more ire than did sentence. Simonson said partial blame is on sexually permissive atmosphere in Madison. Today, judge meets with protest leaders and media; says he doesn't condone rape, but stands by reasoning. [SIMONSON - says teenage boy can be provoked quickly by opportunities available in Madison.] Women's groups say they'll begin efforts to remove Simonson from bench. [NOW rep. Elena CAPPELLA - cites planned efforts to get judge out of office.]
REPORTER: John Digman

Digman, John;
Mudd, Roger

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