In this series of special reports, Tyne Tees looks at the issue of rape in the North East.
For the first time, our cameras have been allowed into one of the region's specialist rape centres, to see what a rape victim goes through in the hours after an attack.
We follow one woman on a difficult journey in search of justice and recovery.
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