Hands On the Wheel (3 of 4)

Episode three of Silent Evidence: One woman’s story of childhood sexual abuse.

In episode three, a court case unfolds. Tennessee decides to call the cops and tell them about what happened with Dr. Youssefi. Detective Kimberly Norton picks Tennessee up at the airport in Virginia so she can file an official report. What Tennessee and Detective Norton discover is that Tennessee is not alone. Four women come forward, in three different counties. Only one prosecutor picks up the case.  

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Produced by Tennessee Watson and Kaitlin Prest with The Heart. Editing by Sharon Mashihi and Mitra Kaboli. Additional help reporting by Jocelyn Frank. Assistant Production by Ashley Cortez. Editorial advising by Pejk Malinovski. You heard music in this episode by Matt Daher.

This project was made possible with funding from the IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

Image art by Jen Ng