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Cheit v. San Francisco and William Farmer



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Other victims, Confession

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Cheit v. San Francisco Boys Chorus and William Farmer was a 1994 civil case based upon Ross Cheit's recovered memories of abuse by William Farmer in (San Francisco Superior Court: civil settlement with SFBC, default judgment against Farmer, 1994) (Plumas County Criminal Court: warrant and criminal arrest, 1994). Cheit's testimony was corroborated by other victims and by tape-recorded admission, and resulted in a civil settlement.


1. Stanton, M. (1995, May 7). Bearing Witness. Providence Journal-Bulletin.

2. Horn, M. (1993, November 29). Unlocking Hidden Memories. U.S. News & World Report.

3. Horn, M. (1997, August 4). Update: Recalling the past, embracing the future. US News & World Report.

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