One woman has made it her mission to let victims of sexual assault know they are not alone.
Kate Rush-Cook is an advocate for victims because 20 years ago, she was a victim.
"He kidnapped me and repeatedly raped me. He had me drive to a non-residential area where he repeatedly raped me," Rush-Cook said. "I wanted to be a fashion designer. I wanted to move to New York City and that girl died that night, and her dreams died, and I am who I am today."
It was a six hour nightmare in August of 1993 and it still haunts her.
"I know that it's a life sentence. Sometimes I have to make a conscious effort to remind myself that I'm in the here and now and I'm fine," she said.
Now she uses her experience to help others.
"I can be a voice for other people who choose not to use their name," Rush-Cook said.
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