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Resource ID: #14257
Subject: Children
Source: Westword (Denver)
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Date: June 12, 1997

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Prendergast examines the aftermath of a child abuse investigation in a small-town elementary school. The 1992 investigation received scant media attention and resulted in no charges being filed against the accused abuser, a popular school counselor. Prendergast's report revealed that a host of troubling questions remain about the authorities' handling of the abuse complaints and that, five years later, the case has mushroomed into an ongoing series of civil lawsuits -- triggered by the counselor's efforts to clear his name.

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