NY Rape Victim Leads Project to Catch Predators

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Natasha's Justice Project
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West Sayville, NY (AP) -- A New York woman featured in an upcoming HBO documentary about sex crime prosecutions has formed her own organization to advocate for rape victims.

Natasha Alexenko is the founder of Natasha's Justice Project. The Long Island-based organization is trying to educate people about a backlog of untested sexual assault kits across the country. Some estimate the backlog could be in the tens of thousands, but an exact figure isn't known.

Alexenko was a victim of a sexual assault in New York City in 1993. Manhattan prosecutors, who undertook an effort to successfully clear a backlog of 17,000 untested rape kits about a decade ago, identified the suspect who attacked Alexenko through DNA analysis.

He is now serving a long prison sentence.

The documentary premieres June 20.

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