"Sins Of Silence" is a Lifetime movie based on the true story of Peggy Langhammer. "Sins Of Silence" aired for the first time in 1996 starring Lindsay Wagner and Hollie Marie Combs. The real names were changed in this Lifetime film.
Produced by Daniel H. Blatt Productions and Warner Bros. Television, the movie follows the story of a counselor, who takes on the case of a young teen, who has been raped or sexually assaulted. Determined to keep her promise to keep everything confidential, she refuses to turn over the girl's private records for an upcoming criminal trial. Molly, who worked as a nun prior, has to make a decision: turn over the records or go to jail.
The true story is based on social worker Peg Langhammer, also known as Peggy Langhammer. The true story made headlines in 1983 in Rhode Island, when a 25-year-old man was accused of raping a 15-year-old unnamed victim. Just like in the movie, the real woman, Peggy Langhammer, refused to turn over the confidential records of the young teen.
After the judge found Peggy in contempt of court, she was placed in jail but was later released when the girl came forward, according to The Providence Phoenix.
The true events occurred in 1981. The real rapist was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Today, Peg Langhammer is Executive Director at Day One.