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50 States of RAPE Inside American Rape Culture

New Mexico filmmaker Kyle Karges holds nothing back in a film about 'America's dirtiest secret'

Filmmaker Kyle Karges of Las Cruces, N.M., is on a mission: create awareness about the prevalence and seriousness of rape in America. His upcoming documentary is called 50 States of RAPE and the project launch coincides with April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Under the guidance of executive producer Mark Medoff, Karges dares to take on this monstrous subject. Medoff is the author of 26 plays and 11 movies, including Clara's Heart, Off Beat and City of Joy. Medoff won a Tony Award in 1980 for his play, Children of a Lesser God.
"We're going to take on the unspoken and often scoffed-at culture of rape in America," says Karges. "It's more widespread than you think and it exists everywhere. This is the only film that portrays the entire rape culture and documents how rape is dealt with in America."
Karges plans to visit all 50 states (hence the film's title), interviewing victims of sexual assault and the people working tirelessly to end this problem. His goal is a minimum 1,000 interviews.
"We have many powerful interviews already lined up, but if you are a survivor of sexual assault or rape, I would like to talk to you," Karges says. "Let your voice joins thousands as we stand together and say, 'No more.'"
Here are some startling statistics:
  • 98 percent of rapists never spend a day in jail
    Department of Justice, Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2009.
  • 1 out of every 33 rape victims is male
    National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey, 1998.
  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of a rape or attempted rape
    National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey, 1998.
To finance this film, Karges launched an Indiegogo campaign attempting to raise $2.3 million to produce this historic groundbreaking documentary. The campaign is at
Karges partnered with a 501c3 nonprofit organization, From the Heart Productions, which will provide consulting and help obtain grants, sponsorships and private donations. All donations are tax deductible. Donations of any amount are welcome.
For more, visit; or the 50 States of RAPE Facebook page,
Karges can be reached through Email or at 888-527-0509.

"50 States of RAPE": a Brutally Honest Documentary Mar 31, 2015

A coalition of prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and victims’ advocates has vowed to ensure a greater effort to fight sexual assault in Illinois.

“How long are we going to tolerate crimes of sexual assault?” Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked as she announced a new joint working group to fight sexual assaults, increase prosecutions, and help victims.

The group includes Madigan’s office, police and prosecutors from across the state, victims’ advocacy groups. The working group will hold regular meetings with specific goals – including ensuring medical providers are trained in evidence collection; increasing the number of sexual assault nurse examiners; getting rape kits directly from hospitals to the Illinois State Police crime lab; and making sure victims are not billed for exams, and have access to follow-up medical care.

“One of the priorities of this new working group will be to address the challenges that discourage our victims from reporting sexual assault,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

She and others in the working group said studies suggest only 5 to 20 percent of all rapes are reported to police.

“It’s the most heinous crime perpetrated against an individual short of murder, and that’s why we’re all here, is to change what this outlook will look like for victims,” said Polly Poskin, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

According to Madigan, in 2013, nearly 4,000 rapes were reported in Illinois, but about 18,000 victims, more than half of them children, sought assistance from state agencies.

“It can’t be that crimes that are primarily committed against children and women are never the priority,” Madigan said. “We have to change that.”

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said rapes affect all demographic groups, regardless of age, race, or income level.

Prosecutors, Police, Advocates Team Up To Focus On Rape Cases March 31, 2015

A Yuba County man was arrested after he allegedly drugged, raped, and held a woman against her will for four days in a home he shares with his parents.

The woman’s nightmare began with a seemingly innocent offer on Facebook. Investigators say ink-covered Jason Brakebill, a tattoo artist by trade, allegedly offered her a free tattoo.

Sgt. Wendell Anderson says the 21-year-old woman ended up at the Smartsville home the 35-year-old Brakebill shares with his mom and dad.

Brakebill is accused of giving her meth and a drug similar to the date-rape drug and raping her repeatedly while he held her captive over the course of four days.

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