A horrific 1997 murder case — in which an innocent Harlem mom was burned alive — finally came to a close Tuesday when the second of her two killers was sentenced to up to life behind bars.
DA Vance today announced the sentencing of Rafael Antonio Perez, 52, to 25 years-to-life in prison for burning a 30-year-old woman to death in a Harlem apartment in 1997.
More than 7,000 ads involving prostitution were posted in December 2017 on just one website – Backpage – in the borough of Manhattan alone.
Statement by New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., in Response to New York Magazine Article
"The NYPD and Manhattan DA’s Office are fully committed partners in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. Survivors of sexual violence and all who stand with them should know that this account does not accurately represent the strong partnership between the NYPD and Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s Office.
Today, we are extending the Office’s legacy of innovation by implementing new and transformative strategies to reform our practices and reshape the justice system.
Manhattan — Survivors of sex trafficking and advocates flanked the Manhattan District attorney Wednesday begging the U.S. Senate to change sex trafficking law.