Investigation Uncovers Sexual Abuse of Female Janitors

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Hours after malls and offices close for the day, they come alive with a second workforce: the janitors that clean them. Often alone, these workers are vulnerable to sexual assault, according to a new 18-month investigation by KQED News and its partners. We'll hear about the investigation and about how this invisible workforce has largely been ignored in the national conversation around sexual assault.


Sasha Khokha, Central Valley bureau chief for KQED News and part of the reporting team for "Rape on the Night Shift"

Daffodil Altan, video producer at The Center for Investigative Reporting

Lilia Garcia-Brower, executive director of the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund, a watchdog group that monitors workplace conditions for janitors