DSK Case Is Unusual, But Scrutiny Of Accuser Is Not

With the recent media attention that surrounded the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case and public scrutiny of the alleged victim, advocacy organizations have been reminded of the obstacles that can discourage or even prevent victims of sex crimes from reporting to the law. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) website, 60 percent of sexual assaults go unreported to police.

The fear of not being believed is a leading reason for not reporting sex assaults, said Amy Edelstein, Safe Horizon Rape Crisis Coordinator. Many victims also believe the assault was their fault.

City Limits' Sex Abuse Investigation Now Available As Podcast

Local radio stations are telling their audiences about City Limits' May investigation into the sexual abuse of female prisoners by New York State prison employees. The recordings of their interviews with us are available online.

Monday, June 20, at 4 pm we are appearing on WBAI 99.5 FM to discuss the investigation more. Please tune in.

May 10 interview with WNYC's, Brian Lehrer's Show