D.A. Vance: Martial Arts Instructor Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Teenage Students, Photographing Abuse
"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.”
D.A. Vance and Police Commissioner O’Neill Announce Indictment of 15 Members of Trinitarios Subset “Los Sures”
"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.”
D.A. Vance: William Dixon Sentenced to 10-to-20 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting an 11-Year-Old Girl at Knifepoint in 1993
"For more than two decades, William Dixon evaded law enforcement while this young victim agonized over whether her assailant would ever be held accountable. But thanks to the groundbreaking work of my office’s Sex Crimes and Forensic Sciences Units as well as our resolve to test every kit, the defendant has finally been brought to justice and will serve a lengthy sentence for his horrific crime."
D.A. Vance: Thomas Gilbert, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Years-to-Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting His Father
"While nothing can undo the tragedy of Mr. Gilbert’s death, I hope that the resolution of this case helps his loved ones as they continue to heal from this devastating loss."
“Traffickers target those who live on the margins of our communities. These defendants preyed on women who struggled with substance use disorders, capitalizing on their vulnerabilities and use of opioids to force them into prostitution for the defendants’ financial gain."
“Coming as we do from all over the world, New Yorkers place a strong value on cultural heritage, and our office takes pride in our work to vigorously protect it."