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Vermont / Commune Child Abuse #537707

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 22, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Newport, VT) Police raid on and temporary custody of children from Northeast Kingdom of God commune due to suspected child abuse examined; films shown. [Kingdom attorney Duncan KILMARTIN - will prosecute state officials who conspired to violate clients' civil rights.] Background to state's case explained. [Governor's spokesperson David DILLON (sic) - wants time to examine children for abuse and/or neglect.] Commune's use of corporeal punishment for alleged religious purposes noted. [Area RESIDENTS - support authorities' effort to help children.] Commune's founder Elbert Eugene Spriggs' earlier questioning by police recalled.
REPORTER: Nancy Fernandez

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Fernandez, Nancy
Duration:
00:02:10

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