Innocence Lost

In a series of web and radio stories that appeared from Oct. 7, 2019, through Dec. 23, 2019, MPR News correspondent Marianne Combs reported on her investigation into the history of child sexual abuse at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Though the abuse occurred decades ago, the effects linger still. As reported by Combs, the extent of the abuse was more widespread than had been recognized at the time, involving at least 20 adults employed by the theater and dozens of children.

Other MPR News staff who contributed to the project include photojournalists Christine Nguyen and Evan Frost; web designer, story producer and illustrator Will Lager; digital producer Sara Porter; senior editor Eric Ringham, and managing editor Laura McCallum.