‘Cold Justice Sex Crimes’: TNT Rolls Out New TV Series Investigating Unsolved Sexual Assault Cases With Casey Garrett And Alicia O’Neill

Cold justice Sex Crimes is a dramatic new program that was slated to roll out Friday on TNT. Cold Justice Sex Crimes comes on the heels of TNT’s other exciting television series Cold Justice, which premiered in 2013. The new spinoff is also produced by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves.

TNT teases that with over 200,000 sexual assault cases occurring every year end every two minutes, law enforcement officials have their hands full in trying to solve all of the cases. The Cold Case Sex Crimes TV show will follow Casey Garrett and Alicia O’Neill, the tenacious former prosecutors of Harris County, Texas, as they visit American small towns in order to help detectives in getting convictions for various sex crimes that have gone unsolved. Garrett and O’Neill will handle sex offense cases in Leon County, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Flint, Michigan. Siegler told Variety the following about the upcoming new TV crime show.

“This new ‘Cold Justice’ series on sex crimes is about the healing that can come for survivors and their loved ones when an assailant is finally brought to justice. But it’s also about the bravery it takes for survivors of sexual assault to come forward and tell their stories, which in turn helps investigators close cases that can prevent the assailant from abusing others.”

The 2013 Cold Justice TV series allowed TNT viewers to follow prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they examined highly dramatic unsolved murder cases from small towns. Unsolved cases, often called cold cases, involve crimes that yield no further leads, no witnesses, and no new tips that lead to a suspect. Essentially, when all leads stop, that’s when a case goes cold. The original Cold Justice show sought to connect Siegler and McClary to local police department who needed a fresh pair of eyes to investigate old, unsolved cases. The ladies of Cold Justice and Cold Justice Sex Crimes only accept those cases that they deem solvable. Both shows were introduced by the creators of Law and Order. Real-life crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary inspired one of the characters on CSI.

TNT’s Cold Justice Sex Crimes with Casey Garrett and Alicia O’Neill will air weekly at 9/8 central. Here is the tease.

“The sobering statistics for sex-related crimes in America reveal that there are approximately 240,000 survivors of sexual assault in America, including men, women and children. Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. To combat these numbers and bring justice to the survivors of sexual assault, former Harris County, Texas, prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O’Neill are traveling to small towns around the country to help local law enforcement close cases that have sat dormant for years.”

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