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California / Child Pornography Ring #89795

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1984
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(Studio) Arraignment in California today of several persons, include elderly owner of day care center, on hundreds of counts of molesting children reported
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Manhattan Beach, California) Apparent background to Manhattan Beach, California, day care ctr. operated by Virginia McMartin and her family and child pornography ring examined. [Child therapist Kee MacFARLANE - describes seriousness of sexual abuse against children as related to her by victims; notes psychological damage to children from both abuse and means abusers used to prevent children from telling anyone.] Recent arrest of McMartin, her daughter, granddaughter, grandson and 3 teachers recalled; films shown. [PARENT - wants suspects permanently out of society.] [Accused teacher Babette SPITLER - denies guilt.] Possible extent of case due to former students who are now adults asking to testify and FBI concern noted.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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