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October 15, 2019

Karate teacher who preyed on young girls to get 10 years in prison Click For More

A Manhattan karate instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing four young girls and possessing a trove of child porn documenting the sick acts.

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October 10, 2019

D.A. Vance: Martial Arts Instructor Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Teenage Students, Photographing Abuse Click For More

"Thanks to the prosecutors in my office’s Child Abuse Unit, this defendant has finally been brought to justice and he will face significant jail time for his abusive conduct. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a crime, I urge you to report it to our Child Abuse Unit by calling (212) 335-4308.”

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October 10, 2019

D.A. Vance and Police Commissioner O’Neill Announce Indictment of 15 Members of Trinitarios Subset “Los Sures” Click For More

"Alongside our partners in the NYPD, we are committed to protecting our neighbors in Washington Heights and Inwood, and will do everything in our power to stop the violence that continues to harm those communities, even as crime continues to fall across Manhattan.”

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September 30, 2019 | New York Daily News

Cold case sodomist sentenced to 10-20 years prison time for 1993 sex attack on girl Click For More

"A Manhattan man was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Friday for sodomizing an 11-year-old girl more than two decades ago. Investigators in 2017 were able to tie William Dixon, 61, to the sick 1993 attack after testing an old sex assault evidence kit."

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September 30, 2019 | NBC News

‘Ivy League Killer’ who shot father after allowance was cut gets 30 years to life Click For More

"A 35-year-old Princeton graduate dubbed the "Ivy League Killer" was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his hedge fund manager father after having his allowance reduced, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. Thomas Gilbert Jr. was convicted in June for killing his father, Thomas Gilbert Sr., 70, in his parents’ luxury Midtown Manhattan apartment on Jan. 4, 2015."

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September 30, 2019 | The New York Times

Princeton Graduate Killed Father Over Allowance. He Got 30 Years to Life. Click For More

"Nearly five years ago, Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed up unannounced at his parents’ Midtown Manhattan apartment and asked to speak alone with his father about business. Minutes later, his father, a hedge fund manager, lay dead with a gunshot to his head and Mr. Gilbert was running from the police [...] A jury found Mr. Gilbert, 35, guilty of second-degree murder and gun charges in late June, rejecting an insanity defense. And on Friday, a state judge in Manhattan, Melissa Jackson, sentenced him to life in prison, with a possibility of parole after 30 years..."


Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office1 week ago
Last week, D.A. Vance and L.A. City Attorney's Office convened a Prosecutors Against Gun Violence summit in Las Vegas where prosecutors and experts from across the country gathered to discuss prosecutorial and policy solutions to end mass shootings in America. At the summit, D.A. Vance led a conversation on gun violence fueled by white nationalist terrorism with the ADL - Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. Learn more: https://prosecutorsagv.org/2019/10/08/press-release-prosecutors-from-30-cities-and-counties-attend-prosecutors-against-gun-violence-summit-on-mass-shootings/