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  • Alaska Bush, A People in Peril

    Anchorage Daily News runs 10 - day series that explores the cultural devastation of the Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts of Alaska, a devastation shown in pary by suicides, homicides, accidents, domestic violence, fetal alcohol syndrome, sexual abuse and alcoholism, Jan. 10 - 19, 1988.
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    Gannett Westchester Newspapers uncovers the theft of repair materials for rides at an amusement park; also reveals allegations of sexual abuse of young workers at the park, and sweetheart contracts that cost county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, Jan. 20 - Dec. 8, 1988.
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    Commercial Appeal examines cases in which kids were allegedly molested by Satan worshipers in day care centers; finds improper investigations by police, social workers and mental health officials made it difficult to determine if sexual abuse had occurred, Jan. 17 - 22, 1988.
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    Boston Globe analyzes the state of Massachusetts's response to rising incidence of child sexual abuse; finds perpetrators get little jail time or adequate counseling, Nov. 8-11, 1987.
  • Windsor Teacher

    WFSB-TV (Hartford) airs investigation on a local high school teacher who was allowed to resign after allegations of sexual abuse with a minor student; reveals state does not require notification of such incidents, which would prevent teachers from going elsewhere in the state to teach; the teacher was eventually charged with 62 counts of sex abuse, March 6, 1987.
  • Child Abuse series

    San Jose Mercury News reporter uncovers alleged cases of child sexual abuse at church day-care centers at U.S. Army bases; Catholic priests involved in some cases have been protected by their diocese, 1987.
  • Social Services

    Willamette Week (Portland) reveals the chairman of an agency that serves the homeless had used his position to have sexual relations with minors; agency staff had ignored evidence, Nov. 19, 1987.
  • Sexual Abuse of Children

    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) "followed a series of criminal cases alleging adults had victimized youngsters in the Twin Cities area. Initial investigation concluded that these cases were not isolated; that public awareness was low because the crimes are in-frequently reported, and police and social services agencies were untrained in dealing with the victims and offenders."
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    WABC-TV (New York) reports on the deplorable condition of proprietary houses for the needy in Long Beach; houses have become dumping grounds for the mentally ill, sick and aged poor; these people are often victims of sexual abuse, crime and suicide, 1979. (script only)
  • Exploiters: Children For Sale

    WMAQ-TV (Chicago) 10 - part series investigates the sexual abuse of girls by a group of adults who use drugs and force to involve them in child prostitution and pornography, November 1980.