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Rape On The Night Shift - Part 2: What’s the Government Doing to Prevent Janitors From Getting Raped?

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Sasha Khokha | The California Report

Many janitors report that they were assaulted while cleaning hotels, shopping malls and even the San Francisco Ferry Building. These women have been largely invisible to the government agencies in charge of keeping workers safe on the job.

One such woman, Georgina Hernandez, is pouring a glass of juice for her 4-year-old daughter in a tiny apartment near downtown Los Angeles. Racks of colorful blouses and skirts take up most of the living room. She earns extra money selling clothes at swap meets.

To read more about Hernandez, 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.