ABC "Extra" on the Prendergast 'Parent of the Year' controversy 1998-08-06
In July 1999, Barry Gerard Prendergast (aka Zach or Zack and Zacchaeus Star) and his spouse Naomi Prendergast received the "Parents of the Year" award from the National Parents Day Foundation (which is funded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church) at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Former members of The Family International who heard of the award identified Mr. Prendergrast as a member of the cult who had abused children at a Victor Camp in Italy in the 1980s. After inquiries from Houston Chronicle reporter Evan Moore and others, the Prendergasts returned the award.