CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Southern Minnesota: Jane Clayson) Accusations that the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization covered up allegations of sexual abuse featured; details given about church requirements that make sexual abuse difficult to prove; letter from the Jehovah’s Witnesses Headquarters quoted. [Abuse victim Heidi MEYER- says she was told to keep quiet by church elders.] [Former Jehovah’s Witness Bill BOWEN- says anything an elder says is viewed as the direct word of God; states the abuse is of a global proportion.] [Abuse victims Leanna MORLEY, “SUE” - comment.]
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