ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 1984
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Jordan, Minnesota) Extensive child abuse investigation and beginning of trial for large number defs. here examined; apparent extent of sexual abuse of children involved noted. Defs. Robert and Lois Bentz cited as exs. [Prosecutor Kathleen MORRIS - explains soc., economy cross section of defs.] Testimony of confessed child abuser James Rudd, state witness, outlined. [Jonathan LEE - is shocked.] Defs.' claims of persecution and witch-hunt by Morris noted. [Defense Gregory MYERS - questions Morris' political ambitions, motives.] [MORRIS - has duty to protect children in cnty.]
REPORTER: Joe Spencer
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