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Minneapolis / Child Abuse #536681

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Parents' concern over authorities' decision to withhold information from them while they investigated John Clark Donahue for alleged child molestation examined; Donahue noted founder and director of Children's Theater Company here. [PEOPLE - react to case.] Theater Company officials, warned of investigation of Donahue in 1982, said warned by authorities not to inform parents of situation; more sexual abuse incidents said occurring during investigation. [WOMAN - questions Donahue's access to children if police knew of his activities.] [Company education director Dr. Wayne JENNINGS - doubts if anything could have been done differently.] [Cnty. attorney Tom JOHNSON - notes law required school to protect students from potential danger.] [PARENT - defs. school.] More employees said suspended over wkend. as result of investigation; number still being investigated mentioned.
REPORTER: Cassandra Clayton

Brokaw, Tom;
Clayton, Cassandra

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