NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Yesterday's resignation of an Irish Catholic bishop who admitted he fathered a child mentioned.
(Boston: Fred Briggs) Problem of child molestation perpetrated by Catholic priests featured; details given of Massachusetts investigation of former priest Father James Porter, accused of molesting children during the 1960's; past photograph and current scenes of Porter shown. [In shadow, VICTIM - says Porter raped him.] [Victims Judy MULLETT, Frank FITZPATRICK - describe being molested by Porter.] [On telephone with reporter, PORTER - estimates number of children he molested.] [Former priest, Johns Hopkins University psychotherapist Richard SIPE - gives results of his study on the incidence of child molestation perpetrated by clergymen.] Priests Tom Adamson, George Brennerman, and Father Dino Sunnell, who have also been accused of child molestation shown. [Canon lawyer Father Tom DOYLE, National Conference of Catholic Bishops Father Kenneth DOYLE - comment on church reaction.]
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