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Minnesota / Child Abuse #533980

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Jordan, Minnesota) Controversy surrounding prosecutor Kathleen Morris' initial chgs. against numerous adults here for child sexual abuse and then abrupt dropping of chgs. examined; background to case involving suspects such as police ofr. Greg Myers and wife and known abuser James Rud reviewed. [MYERS - feels Morris' behavior doesn't make sense; explains objective of their civil suit against Morris.] [MORRIS - declines comment.] State professional responsibility bd. mentioned investigating Morris; her justification for dropping all chgs. against suspects outlined. [Mayor Don TILLMAN - notes his dilemma regarding children's welfare.] [Cathy VAUGHN - wonders if children have been traumatized for nothing if chgs. are unsubstantiated.] No. children removed from homes and remaining in foster care mentioned.
REPORTER: Ann Rubenstein

Brokaw, Tom;
Rubenstein, Ann

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