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December 19, 2019

D.A. Vance Announces Takedown of Sex Trafficking Operation Click For More

“These indictments allege recruitment of child runaways, physical violence and emotional manipulation, and threats to expose the trafficked women by posting explicit photos on Facebook for their families and friends to see."

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December 18, 2019

D.A. Vance: “Sim Swapping” Identity Thief Indicted for Stealing $1 Million in Cryptocurrency Click For More

"This is the third major SIM-swapping case my Office has brought in recent months, and it won’t be the last. We urge anyone with information about a SIM-swapping scheme to report it directly to our Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau at 212-335-9600."

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December 17, 2019

Statement by D.A. Vance on Gov. Cuomo’s Adoption of Proposal to Close the Rape Intoxication Loophole Click For More

“This proposal would close a major loophole in New York's rape laws, enabling prosecutors to bring more cases and secure justice for more survivors. I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership and urge the passage of this common-sense fix that aligns New York's definition of consent with more than half the nation.”

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December 10, 2019

D.A. Vance Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Encryption Click For More

Chairman Lindsey Graham leads a hearing titled, "Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety and Privacy."

Posted by Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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December 10, 2019

D.A. Vance Testifies Before U.S. Senate on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety Click For More

"Allowing private companies in Silicon Valley to continue to assert themselves as the unregulated gatekeepers of critical evidence is dangerous, and warrants legislative intervention.”

News | Remarks
December 10, 2019

Written Testimony for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety Click For More

Good morning Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. On behalf of my Office and our partners in state and local law enforcement, I thank the Committee for its work and attention to this vital issue of local, state, and national public safety.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office4 days ago
“The death of Zymere Perkins was an unthinkable tragedy that sent shockwaves through the city and inspired a reckoning with how our social services system works to protect New York’s most vulnerable,” said District Attorney Vance. “As proven at trial, Zymere was an innocent and helpless six-year-old boy who suffered unconscionable, ongoing violence at the hands of Rysheim Smith. Now, a Manhattan jury has rightly held the defendant accountable for this horrific murder, and I’d like to thank the members of that jury for their careful attention during this heartbreaking case. I would also like to thank my Office’s prosecutors, whose oath compelled them to fight for Zymere Perkins as if he were their own child, and who worked tirelessly to obtain a measure of justice for him in this devastating case.”