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Source:  Los Angeles Times

Working on the set of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for almost 20 years, Mariska Hargitay received a flood of messages from sexual assault survivors. The experience drove her to action.

The actress has teamed up with directors Trish Adlesic, who worked on “Law & Order: SVU” for several years, and Geeta Gandbhir to produce “I Am Evidence,” an investigation of the backlog of untested rape kits in Los Angeles, Detroit and Cleveland.

The documentary centers on survivors who recount their experiences with assault and the years they waited for justice. It also follows Kym Worthy, a Wayne County, Mich., prosecutor, and her effort to end the backlog in Detroit.

Read the story at the Los Angeles Times. 

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