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The Molested Child: Discovery (Part I) #87658

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 12, 1984
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(Studio) Incr. reports of child sexual abuse nationwide noted; psychological impact of initial discovery of such abuse on all involved examined. Films shown. [Victim's MOTHER - describes child's brutal rape.] [Victim's FATHER - recalls rapist's personality.] [MOTHER, FATHER - describe their feelings of guilt, anger, insecurity.] Statistics related to child molesting outlined, discussed. [Pediatrician Dr. Nicholas CUNNINGHAM - is amazed at increase discovery of child sexual abuse; discusses physicians' role in discovering physical and emotional evidence of abuse.] [PHYSICIAN - describes one victim's means of telling authorities about her abuse, mother's reaction.] [CUNNINGHAM - considers parents' typical reaction initially.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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