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Eye On America (Child Custody, Abuse) #340919

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 21, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Albertville, Alabama: Erin Hayes) Mother Evelyn Hays' legal battle to gain custody of her six-year-old daughter featured. [WOMAN, HAYS - talk about case.] [HAYS - talks about her inability to contact her daughter.] Hays recalled losing custody of her daughter to her ex- husband Steve Hays after she accused him of sexually abusing their daughter. [Psychiatrist Dr. Muriel SUGARMAN - comments.] Statements from physicians and investigators with regard to Hayes' alleged molestation of his daughter noted. [On videotape, DAUGHTER - describes being hurt by her father.] [Attorney for Steve Hays George BARNETT, attorney for Evelyn Hays Michael STEPAKOFF - comment.] Mothers Anita Batman and Kitty Cruz reported losing custody of their daughter after accusing the fathers of molesting the daughters. [BATMAN - comments.] [Lawyer Alan ROSENFELD, attorney Bernard GILD - talk about judges' vindictiveness.] Scenes shown of Evelyn Hayes watching videotape of her daughter.

Hayes, Erin;
Rather, Dan

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