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TEXAS SEX CRIMES: As rape kits pile up around the state, victims go ignored, predators walk free

<p>KVUE’s Cori Coffin looks into how this crisis got so bad and whether the backlog can ever be eradicated for good.</p>

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A rape survivor's story

AUSTIN -- “The first time it happened, there was a lot of pain, a lot of yelling,” Ginnie Mayen was first raped at five years old.