In June 2013, PBS Frontline aired a segment about the sexual exploitation of migrant field workers in the United States called Rape in the Fields. The news story was released by PBS in both English and Spanish. Crops in the story were referred to as "field of panties." At the time of the airing of this news documentary, no criminal prosecutions had been brought forward by farm workers and no reliable statistics were available. It is clearly a huge problem and hardship for the victims.
On the news (this week in October 2013) 30 cases of rape in the fields had been reported in Watsonville. Many people fear losing their jobs.
Thank you for stoping the silence.
There is help available.
Rape is a crime.