Sex Crimes Unit
Directors:Lisa F. Jackson
The statistics are chilling. A sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the U.S. One in six women in America will be the target of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. And 40% of rapes go unreported. While many victims of sexual assault try to forget their attacks, there is a dedicated group of men and women working to bring the perpetrators to justice for the ones who come forward. Directed by Lisa F. Jackson (HBO's "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo") SEX CRIMES UNIT takes a look inside this division of the New York District Attorney's office, which was the first of its kind in the nation. Enjoying unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, the film follows attorneys as they evaluate cases, track down evidence and witnesses, and argue cases in court before a jury. read more Debuting MONDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, the film also chronicles the resolution of a 16-year-old rape case.