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Child Abuse #296629

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senator Paula Hawkins, at Senate hearing on sexual exploitation/abuse of children, noted acknowledging her own victimization as child. Los Angeles' trial of private school principal Campbell Greenham on child molestation cited as example of national problem. [HAWKINS - recalls her rape by family friend, judge's humiliation of her.] [Laina COHN - reads fairy tale designed to instruct small children about sexual abuse.] National Center on Child Abuse's statistics on subject in United States outlined on screen, discussed. [ME department of human services spokesperson Sandi HODGE - fears being overwhelmed by pervasiveness and complexity of child abuse cases.] Factors affecting prosecution of such cases outlined.

Ford, Sam;
Rather, Dan

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