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March 4, 2021 | New York Daily News

N.J. man recruited teens for prostitution in NYC hotels: prosecutors Click For More

A New Jersey man used death threats and beatings to force five young women and teenage girls to work as prostitutes in New York City, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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March 3, 2021

D.A. Vance Announces Indictment of Sex Trafficker Who Recruited Young Women From Out of State Click For More

“As alleged in the indictment, Mr. Martin has spent the last two years using social media, death threats, beatings, and guns, to recruit, transport, and coercively prostitute five young women who lived in constant and very real fear for their lives,” said District Attorney Vance.

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March 1, 2021 | New York Daily News

More than $2M in seized bank assets to aid young New Yorkers escaping sex trafficking: Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. Click For More

A new project funded by more than $2 million in forfeited bank assets seeks to help young New Yorkers escape the sex trafficking trade, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said Monday.

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March 1, 2021

D.A. Vance: “Phoenix Project” Begins Serving Young Survivors of Sex Trafficking Across New York City Click For More

“My Office’s commitment to fight sex trafficking doesn’t begin and end in the courtroom. Helping survivors obtain housing, health care, and education is key to putting traffickers out of business. Today, using dollars forfeited in our aggressive investigations against major banks, The Foundling’s Phoenix Project opens its doors to young survivors of sex trafficking, offering critical support and mentorship across New York City," said District Attorney Vance.

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February 18, 2021 | New York Daily News

NYC driver with suspended license charged with manslaughter for fatally striking toddler Click For More

Criminal charges against a man with a suspended driver’s license accused of killing a 3-year-old boy with his pickup truck and injuring the child’s mother were upgraded to manslaughter on Wednesday.

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Our office’s commitment to ending sex trafficking doesn’t begin and end in the courtroom, which is why we invested $2M to create the new youth sex trafficking intervention program, the Phoenix Project. ⏬