NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 1984
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(Studio) Increasing reports of child sexual abuse in United States noted; indictment in Chicago, Illinois, today of Larry Eyler for murder of adolescent male, child abuse trials in Minnesota and Florida cited as exs.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Miami, Florida) Parents' criticism of authorities' lack of action against private babysitting service despite numerous complaints about possible sexual abuse of children there examined. [Parent Louis ST. LAURENT - notes officials didn't check for center's license after complaints were filed.] Allegations against center owner Francisco Fuster Escalano, convicted in past of child molestation, outlined. [Andrea LANDIS - describes daughter's psychological trauma.] Police officers Andrea and Vincent Landis noted among those believing their child was sexually molested; number city-wide complaints against other child care ctrs. currently under investigation here mentioned. [Assistant state attorney Abe LAESER - notes abuse crosses socioecon. lines.] [Andrea LANDIS - cites permanence of damage to family.]
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy
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