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Minnesota / Child Abuse #298824

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jordan, Minnesota) Major investigation here into extensive sexual abuse of child examined; trial for suspects Robert and Lois Bentz and numerous others noted beginning today. Impact of case on community discussed. [Prosecutor Kathleen MORRIS - notes community is no different from others in nation] Background to discovery of child abuse ring here reviewed. [Police chief Alvin ERICKSON - recalls investigation's inception.] Alleged ring leader James Rudd said agreeing to turn state's witness. [MORRIS - notes Rudd's testimony will substantiate children's claims.] [Former mayor Gail ANDERSEN - claims investigation has turned into witch hunt and persecution of the innocent.] Former police ofr. Greg Myers' claims children's testimony against him, include that of his own children, is contradictory discussed. [MYERS - denies guilt.] [Suspect Cindy BUKIN - is terrified such could happen to innocent people.] Bukin and husband Don. mentioned having children removed from home by court as result of chgs. Judge said denying motions to bar public during children's testimony. [Resident Jonathan LEE - cites impact on community.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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