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She Says

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She Says
She Says

She Says

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For the past year, reporter Sarah Delia has worked to unwrap 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. Follow the investigation at WFAE.org/SheSays.

Latest Episodes

She Says: The Burden

Linda has been waiting for months to hear from the Mecklenburg District Attorney's office about whether her case will move forward. Then she gets a call. We rejoin Linda on the winding road for an update and a closer look at the burden of proof.

61 MINJAN 9
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She Says: The Burden

She Says: A Public Conversation

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, a

84 MIN2018 AUG 10
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She Says: A Public Conversation

She Says: The Oath

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.

47 MIN2018 AUG 2
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She Says: The Oath

She Says: What We Haven't Told You

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.

36 MIN2018 JUL 26
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She Says: What We Haven't Told You

She Says: They Say

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.

43 MIN2018 JUL 19
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She Says: They Say

She Says: Emily's House

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.

43 MIN2018 JUL 12
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She Says: Emily's House

She Says: Your Questions, Our Answers

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.

20 MIN2018 JUL 5
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She Says: Your Questions, Our Answers

She Says: A Parallel Road

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.

31 MIN2018 JUN 28
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She Says: A Parallel Road

She Says: Whiplash

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.

33 MIN2018 JUN 21
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She Says: Whiplash

She Says: It's Not Him*

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 .

35 MIN2018 JUN 14
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She Says: It's Not Him*

Latest Episodes

She Says: The Burden

Linda has been waiting for months to hear from the Mecklenburg District Attorney's office about whether her case will move forward. Then she gets a call. We rejoin Linda on the winding road for an update and a closer look at the burden of proof.

61 MINJAN 9
Comments
She Says: The Burden

She Says: A Public Conversation

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, a

84 MIN2018 AUG 10
Comments
She Says: A Public Conversation

She Says: The Oath

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.

47 MIN2018 AUG 2
Comments
She Says: The Oath

She Says: What We Haven't Told You

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.

36 MIN2018 JUL 26
Comments
She Says: What We Haven't Told You

She Says: They Say

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.

43 MIN2018 JUL 19
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She Says: They Say

She Says: Emily's House

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.

43 MIN2018 JUL 12
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She Says: Emily's House

She Says: Your Questions, Our Answers

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.

20 MIN2018 JUL 5
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She Says: Your Questions, Our Answers

She Says: A Parallel Road

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.

31 MIN2018 JUN 28
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She Says: A Parallel Road

She Says: Whiplash

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.

33 MIN2018 JUN 21
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She Says: Whiplash

She Says: It's Not Him*

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 .

35 MIN2018 JUN 14
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She Says: It's Not Him*