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"For more than a year, award-winning WFAE reporter Sarah Delia has investigated the case of "Linda," a Charlotte area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015 and is still struggling to find answers. In a world full of #MeToo’s, justice might look as swift as one woman speaking up, but for many, resolution is a long and winding road."

"For more than a year, award-winning WFAE reporter Sarah Delia has investigated the case of "Linda," a Charlotte area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015 and is still struggling to find answers. In a world full of #MeToo’s, justice might look as swift as one woman speaking up, but for many, resolution is a long and winding road."
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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"For more than a year, award-winning WFAE reporter Sarah Delia has investigated the case of "Linda," a Charlotte area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015 and is still struggling to find answers. In a world full of #MeToo’s, justice might look as swift as one woman speaking up, but for many, resolution is a long and winding road."

Twitter:

@WFAE

Language:

English


Episodes

She Says: A Public Conversation

8/9/2018
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Last Thursday, WFAE held a Public Conversation with She Says podcast host Sarah Delia, law enforcement and others about whether justice is being served in Mecklenburg County. The event was broadcast live from McGlohon Theater in uptown Charlotte on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Panelists included Delia, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Deputy Chief Katrina Graue, Lt. John Somerindyke of the Fayetteville Police Department, and Crystal Emerick, founder and executive director of Brave Step,...

Duration:01:24:45

Sarah Delia Discusses She Says Podcast

8/2/2018
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For more than a year, WFAE’s Sarah Delia has been speaking to a woman we’re calling Linda. Linda was sexually assaulted in Charlotte over three years ago in June of 2015. When Linda began speaking to Delia, she didn’t have many answers around the progress of her case. But over the course of WFAE’s investigation, there have been major developments. Linda's story and our findings turned into the podcast, She Says . Today marks the final installment of She Says , but our reporting on Linda's...

Duration:00:06:28

She Says: The Oath

8/2/2018
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Linda goes back to court and comes face to face with the man charged in her assault as she attempts to get a no-contact order. We hear how the podcast has impacted her life and what the future of her case looks like. Stay with us through the very end of the episode to hear a message from two familiar voices.

Duration:00:47:37

She Says: What We Haven't Told You

7/26/2018
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This episode we share with you what we haven’t told you. Additional evidence in Linda’s case. Why we think this mysterious DNA hit occurred. And we find out how many hospitals in North Carolina have nurses specially trained to complete a sexual assault examination.

Duration:00:36:25

She Says: They Say

7/19/2018
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In this episode, we hear from Linda’s family about how life has changed for everyone since the assault in 2015. We also tell the story of another Charlotte woman who tried to file a police report but was turned away.

Duration:00:43:45

She Says: Emily's House

7/12/2018
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The man charged with assaulting Linda made bail and is out of jail. She’s scared because she’s no longer anonymous after he saw her during a court appearance. She Says talks to another sexual assault survivor in Charlotte who had a very different experience.

Duration:00:43:35

She Says: Your Questions, Our Answers

7/5/2018
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Last episode we asked listeners: What questions do you have about Linda’s case and our yearlong investigation? So now She Says host and reporter Sarah Delia and reporter Alex Olgin tackle your questions about police policy, DNA law, and more.

Duration:00:20:50

She Says: A Parallel Road

6/28/2018
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In episode 5, we hear about what happens with the DNA sample police collected of the man Linda identified as her attacker through an internet search. We will also take a look at how another police department handled the destruction of more than 300 sexual assault kits.

Duration:00:31:53

She Says: Whiplash

6/21/2018
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In episode 4, we dive into what happened with the mysterious DNA sample that matches the one found in Linda’s sexual assault kit, and why detectives didn’t know about it for months. Linda expresses her concern that her questioning of police will lead to her case being ignored.

Duration:00:33:18

She Says: It's Not Him*

6/14/2018
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In episode 3, Linda goes down to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police headquarters to talk to detectives about her case. It’s a particularly emotional conversation because she learns about the DNA results from her sexual assault kit. They aren’t what she expected. We also hear how the CMPD crime lab handles the testing of sexual assault kits. Find more information on She Says , including a timeline of events, the series trailer and resources for survivors of sexual assault, at wfae.org/shesays .

Duration:00:35:48

She Says: Return To The Scene Of The Crime

6/7/2018
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In episode 2, we go back to the crime scene, which in this case is the body. Host Sarah Delia talks to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, who carefully examine victims and their belongings for biological evidence that might help identify perpetrators. We examine CMPD’s policing philosophy as it pertains to victims. We also hear from Linda*, whose sexual assault case we’ve been investigating for the last year, about how she felt during her interactions with medical and police officials after...

Duration:00:29:53

She Says: The Winding Road

5/31/2018
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WFAE’s She Says is an investigative podcast series that follows the story of a sexual assault survivor in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and the long and difficult process of finding justice. In episode 1, we will introduce you to the woman we're calling Linda. Linda was sexually assaulted by a stranger on June 29, 2015, in Charlotte. We'll walk you through the events of that night and its aftermath. And we'll learn what happens when Linda, who grows increasingly impatient with the pace of the...

Duration:00:28:47

Introducing She Says: An Investigative Podcast From WFAE

5/16/2018
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For more than a year, award-winning WFAE reporter Sarah Delia has investigated the case of "Linda," a Charlotte area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015 and is still struggling to find answers. Linda's story is presented as She Says , an 8-part investigative podcast hosted by Sarah that will take listeners from the night of Linda's assault to the aftermath of her quest for justice. She Says will include conversations with Linda, detectives, forensic scientists, other...

Duration:00:02:21