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Sexual Abuse of Native American Women

One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. This two-part series tells the story behind this shocking statistic — a story of both human tragedy and  systematic failure of criminal justice on and off of reservations.  This series led to the reopening of a sexual assault case, Congressional hearings, and the launching of a website to manage donations to help sexual assault victims living in the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Originally aired on NPR on July 25 and 26, 2007.

Yolanda's Crossing

In rural Mexico , Yolanda Méndez Torres lived in a society where sexual violence against girls often goes unreported and unpunished. In America , she joined legions of undocumented abuse victims who have little hope of finding justice. This narrative series chronicles Yolanda's crossing between the two worlds. Originally published in The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), in Dec., 2006.

What Rape?

This story documents the repeated failures of the St. Louis police to respond adequately to serious allegations of sexual abuse. Originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in August, 2005.

Reporter Defies Air Force Subpoena

Unlike other journalists who have defied subpoenas recently, Miles Moffeit is not protecting a high-level government source or someone accused of a serious crime. He's protecting Leah Kaelin, an 18-year-old woman who says she was gang-raped at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas by four fellow airmen in June 2003.

Women and Gun Violence

Three women a day are killed in the U.S., most often by men who they once thought loved them, and who might argue that they still do. Three-quarters of American women over the age of 12 will become a crime victim. One-third of these will be violently assaulted, raped or robbed.