Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on Enactment of Child Sex Trafficking Act
“Finally, New York State’s penal laws now reflect the reality that a child sold for sex is a victim of sex trafficking, plain and simple."
“Thanks to my Office’s Public Corruption Unit and our partners in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, Officer Diaz has now admitted to acts of official corruption for which he will serve significant prison time."
“New Yorkers entrust government procurement officers with enormous discretionary spending power, and demand in return that these officials spend taxpayer dollars honestly and fairly."
“Speed cameras reduce traffic fatalities through consistent, certain, and fair enforcement of speed limits."
“This defendant abused workplace power dynamics to prey on a junior colleague in an appalling act of sexual assault.”
"Tomorrow, our Office will exit a system wherein smoking a joint can ruin your job, your college application, or your immigration status, but our advocacy will continue."