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The Molested Child: The Molester (Part III) #87696

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Houston, Texas) Baylor College of Medicine's program for child molesters examined. [MOLESTERS - discuss their sexual attacks on children.] [College spokesperson Dr. Michael COX - considers psychological dysfunctioning of molesters.] [MOLESTER - thought his sexual abuse as a child was normal.] [COX - cites number sex offenders abused themselves as children.] [MOLESTER - doesn't believe he had adverse impact on victims; has no remorse.] [COX - explains molester's mentality.] [MOLESTER - claims victim usually makes initial overture.] [COX - interprets that remark.] [MOLESTER - recalls becoming first aware of his pedophilia when he was teenager.] [COX - responds.] [MOLESTER - hopes to change his group of friends; elaborates.] [MOLESTER - describes technique used to seduce victims.]
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Usual necessity of forcing molesters to receive help rather than seeking it on their own noted. [Johns Hopkins Hospital sexual disorders clinical co-dir. Dr. Fredrick BERLIN - discusses prognosis for treating molesters, predominance of male rather than female molesters, treatment goals and techniques.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Jack

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