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Incest / Pierson Case #313324

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Roth) Incest victim Cheryl Pierson recalled having father murdered; sentencing reported [Defense attorney Paul GIANELLI - says Pierson is emotionally upset about events leading to the sentencing.] Pierson story reiterated; details given, scenes shown. [Grandmother Virginia PIERSON - says her son was a disciplinarian but not a molester.] [Pierson's FRIEND - says she tried to help Pierson but was not believed.] Rptd. sexual abuse cases from 1976 to 1985 graphed. [Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse Anne COHN - says sexual abuse is difficult to prove.] [Child Abuse Expert Jay HOWELL - says if more is not done to help victims there will be more patricide.] Judge's sympathy for Cheryl Pierson's plight discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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