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Rape On The Night Shift - Part 1: Working Alone, At Night, Janitors Risk Sexual Violence

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Sasha Khokha | The California Report

Most janitors working at offices, airports and schools start their workday just when many of us are ending ours. Some are women, working alone at night, and that can put them in danger.

One of these women is Maria Magaña. A tiny woman in her 50s, she’s practically dwarfed by the giant vacuum cleaner she straps on her back. We went on the job with her one night as she cleaned offices in Bakersfield.

To read more about Magaña, go to the full story at The California Report.

For more about the issue of sexual assault in janitorial positions, check out "Rape On The Night Shift," an investigative series into the issue of sexual assault on the job in the janitorial industry.