Born Innocent - The NBC made-for TV movie Born
Innocent (1974) told the violent story of a
14-year-old girl (played by Linda Blair of
Exorcist fame) who was raped with a broomstick
handle while in custody at a juvenile detention
The graphic depiction of the brutal act (which
aired at 8:00 P.M.) and the ensuing complaints
to government regulators forced a congressional
hearing in 1975.
Eventually, the "family viewing time" was
legislated so that younger audiences would no
longer be subject to such sexual materials in
the early hours of the night.
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