Mariska Hargitay Brings Awareness to the Number of Untested Rape Kits in Shocking I Am Evidence Sneak Peek | 4/17/2017 | Natalie Stone
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Mariska Hargitay is bringing necessary awareness to the fractures in rape kit testing in the U.S.

The new HBO documentary film I Am Evidence, produced by 53-year-old Hargitay, exposes the number of untested rape kits in the U.S. today, hundreds of thousands of which remain in police evidence storage rooms throughout the country.

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“A lot of people just don’t know about this problem. And I was one of those people. And then you meet people like Kym Worthy and you see what she’s doing, you sort of can’t help but say, ‘What am I doing?’ ” says Hargitay, who travels to Michigan in the documentary to meet with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

During her speech in Detroit, Hargitay says that when she first met Worthy four years prior, the city had just discovered 11,000 untested kits, and it is the prosecutor’s goal to have each and every one tested.

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Hargitay has long-played Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and recalls receiving letters from viewers who were victims...
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