NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) Supreme Court consideration of the Sexual Predators Act which allows offenders to be kept in mental hospitals after serving their prison sentences examined; details given of the case of Leroy Hendricks, who has a 40-year history of sexual molestation and of the opinions of the justices. [HENDRICKS - says he cannot guarantee he will not molest again.] [Kansas attorney general Carla STOVALL, Hendricks' attorney Thomas WEILERT, Dr. Robert PHILLIPS - comment on the case.] (Artist Art Lien)
(Plano, Texas: Jim Cummins) The problem of kids sexually molesting other kids examined; the dichotomy between protecting the privacy rights of the juvenile and protecting other children outlined. [Dallas juvenile judge Hal GAITHER, Texas state Senator Florence SHAPIRO, Dr. Janet COPLIN - comment on the legal dilemma.]