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An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins. More »

The reporting by ProPublica and The Marshall Project spanned several months and involved numerous interviews, a review of previously undisclosed law enforcement records and exchanges with experts on investigating rape. More »

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins. More »

ProPublica and The Marshall Project’s “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” underscored the need for improving rape investigations. Here’s how. More »

How ProPublica and The Marshall Project teamed up to report an unbelievable story of rape More »

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How Almost Getting Scooped Brought Two Competing Reporters Together

Podcast: ProPublica senior editor Joseph Sexton and The Marshall Project editor-in-chief Bill Keller talk about putting aside professional rivalry in service of an “unbelievable” story.

About That Unbelievable Story

How ProPublica and The Marshall Project teamed up to report an unbelievable story of rape

A Brutal Crime, Often Terribly Investigated

ProPublica and The Marshall Project’s “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” underscored the need for improving rape investigations. Here’s how.

Rape is Rape, Isn’t It?

It depends on who is counting, and what they count.

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

Transcript: How Not to Handle a Rape Investigation

ProPublica, The Marshall Project, and Joanne Archambault of the nonprofit End Violence Against Women discussed the pitfalls and best practices of sex crimes investigations.

How We Reported ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’

The reporting by ProPublica and The Marshall Project spanned several months and involved numerous interviews, a review of previously undisclosed law enforcement records and exchanges with experts on investigating rape.

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