NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1984
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(Studio) California nursery school child abuse scandal recalled; recent arrests of New York City day care center workers for sexually abusing children noted. Similar investigations mentioned underway in New Jersey, Georgia, ME.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) [Victim's MOTHER - describes son's behavior at school time.] Growing no. incidents of such abuse by day care center staff examined. [Child Welfare League spokesperson Jeanne HUNZEKER - notes problem is ntnwide.] Parents' attack on New York City day care center suspects and demonstration at facility recalled. [Day care bd. of trustees spokesperson Nic SANCHEZ - notes difficulty in verifying staff's claims upon employment.] [Dist. attorney Mario MEROLA - accuses New York City hiring review policy of laxity.] [Victim's MOTHER - notes psychological impact on child, family.] [Psychologist Eileen TREACY - explains need to teach children to say no.]
REPORTER: Bill Schechner