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Massachusetts / Gang Rape Trial #89017

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1984
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(Studio) Rptd. introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New Bedford, Massachusetts) Impact on other rape victims of live radio and television bdcsts. of gang rape trial here due to defense attorney's tactics examined. [Defense ATTORNEY and rape VICTIM - argue her version of rape.] [Rape victim Tina GARFIELD - describes impact of trial on her.] No. rape victims believed notifying police and taking case to court in Massachusetts before current trial noted; fear of rape victims in Massachusetts now to take case to court discussed. [Rape counselor Priscilla TRUDEAU - feels trial is affecting victims negatively; explains.] [Dist. attorney Newman FLANAGAN - fears rape prosecutions will be set back now.] [GARFIELD - encourages victims to prosecute.]
REPORTER: John McKenzie

(Studio) "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:02:30

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