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Sex Crimes

Justice Department Investigating NYPD’s Special Victims Division

DOJ said in a press release the investigation will include a comprehensive review of the policies, procedures and training for SVD investigations of sexual assault crimes, including how SVD interacts with survivors and witnesses, collects evidence and completes investigations...

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Officer Shortage Has Seattle PD Delaying Sex Crime Investigations

In March, outside of arrests, not a single sexual assault case involving an adult victim was assigned to a detective, according to documentation provided by a Seattle Police employee to a local NPR outlet.

CA Officers Rescue 17-Year-Old Human Trafficking Victim

The officers took her into protective custody and drove her to the police station, where she told detectives that over the past year she had been moved around Southern California and even taken to Nevada and Colorado, forced to work as a prostitute.

Arkansas Officer Wounded in Rescue of Kidnapped NC Girl

Police in Lonoke, Ark., which is about 30 miles east of Little Rock, found the suspect and the abducted teen in an SUV outside a McDonald's restaurant off Interstate 40 on Saturday. That led to an exchange of fire and the wounding of one officer.

Wisconsin Officer Posing as Teen Girl Online Busts Alleged Pedophile

An officer with the Fall River (WI) Police Department reportedly posed as a 15-year-old girl in an online forum and subsequently arrested a 57-year-old man after the subject made sexual overtures.

Female California Deputy Jailed for Alleged Sex Act with Teenage Boy

A female deputy formerly with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage boy.

Former Canadian Officer Wins PTSD Court Battle Over Exposure to Child Porn

A former law enforcement officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD after "overwhelming" exposure to child pornography while working on child sex abuse cases has won his court battle against the federal and provincial governments.

Charlotte Officers On Watch for Human Trafficking During NBA All-Star Game Weekend

During big events, police say traffickers take advantage of hot spots like sports venues, hotels and areas just outside main interstates that can turn into easy areas for trafficking—all areas you can expect NBA All-Star weekend events.

Former Oklahoma Officer Charged with On-Duty Sexual Assault of at Least 4 Women

Justin Rahlf—who resigned from the McLoud (OK) Police Department in September—was reportedly booked into Pottawatomie County's jail on charges of "forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure."

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Busting the Backlog

By establishing new policies for processing rape kit evidence and by adopting victim-centered investigation strategies, departments can close more sexual assault cases.

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