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Special Segment (Child Abuse) #536603

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 19, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Manhattan Beach, California) Recent arrests of Virginia McMartin and several of her relatives and teachers at McMartin day care center for child abuse and molestation for purposes of pornography recalled; photos shown. [Judge Ron GEORGE - reads indictment.] [PARENT - didn't understand child's objection to going to center] Background to parent's discovery of child's abuse and police investigation culminating in arrests reviewed. [Dist. attorney Robert PHILIBOSIAN - explains earlier release of suspect Raymond Buckey.] [Soc. services spokesperson Anne BERSINGER - believed threat to children was removed when Buckey left school.] [PARENT - explains leaving child in day care center] [THERAPIST - notes use of puppets to elicit story from children.] [Dr. Roland SUMMIT - explains parents' reaction.] [BERSINGER - notes parents and children tend to trust people they know.] [PARENT - recalls daughter's reticence.] [PHILIBOSIAN - cites caution of school child molesters.]
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman

Brokaw, Tom;
Schulman, Heidi

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