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Child Abductions / Lunsford Murder / Couey / Masino / Runnion Case / Civil Commitment #784088

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Heidi Collins) The criminal background of John Couey, who murdered Jessica Lunsford in Homosassa, Florida, reviewed; details given of his history of arrest for sex offenses. [Father Mark LUNSFORD†- asks why Couey was still out here.] [Petition creator Joseph DAWSON†- comments.] [Legal analyst Kendall COFFEY†- says we rely on the honor system for the sex offender registry.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Newport Center, Vermont: Deborah Feyerick) Retired police detective Charles Masino†'s role in the search for missing & abducted children featured. [Team Adam investigator MASINO - comments on the complications of the search for a missing child.] [National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Ben ERMINI†- comments on the use of experienced investigators.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(No location given: Miguel Marquez) The abduction in California of Samantha Runnion & the manhunt for her killer reviewed; 911 call played of the discovery of the body; scenes shown of the funeral audience applauding the sheriff. [Orange County, California, Sheriff Michael CARONA†- comments on the use of the AMBER alert; notes he promised Samantha's mother he would find her; recalls their sense of denial when the body was found.] [Mother Erin RUNNION†- speaks about recovering children.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The start of the trial for Alejandro Avila for Samantha's murder noted.

(Carney, New Jersey: Jason Carroll) The treatment & management of sexual predators examined; details given about state laws allowing "civil commitment" in which offenders can be kept in treatment centers after they finish their sentences. [Convicted predator Stephen SIMMONS - comments on his situation & his condition.] [Counselor Will FORD†- says some offenders won't make it on the street.] [University of Maryland Larry FITCH†- calls for changes in sentencing laws.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The inability to cure child molestation {pedophilia}, what is know about drug & other treatments for pedophiles & whether chemical castration works discussed

Brown, Aaron;
Collins, Heidi;
Feyerick, Deborah;
Marquez, Miguel;
Carroll, Jason;
Gupta, Sanjay

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