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Mar 15, 2019

NY Duo Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Women as Young as 15: DA

NY Duo Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Women as Young as 15: DA

A New York man and woman pleaded guilty for pimping out three young women, as young as 15 years old, as far back as 2013, prosecutors announced Friday.

Mar 13, 2019

Guilty Plea, New Charges in New York Sex Slave Case

Guilty Plea, New Charges in New York Sex Slave Case

A case featuring sensational claims that followers of a New York self-help organization were forced to become sex slaves took a new turn on Wednesday with one key defendant pleading guilty and another being hit...

Mar 12, 2019

Suspect Attempts to Rape Woman, Flees With $20: NYPD

Suspect Attempts to Rape Woman, Flees With $20: NYPD

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly pushed a woman into her Brooklyn apartment, tried to rape her and eventually fled with $20.

Mar 8, 2019

NY Man Found Guilty of Slaying Pregnant Girlfriend

NY Man Found Guilty of Slaying Pregnant Girlfriend

A Staten Island man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was found guilty of murdering his pregnant girlfriend in 2017, prosecutors said.

Mar 1, 2019

NYPD Shootings Dramatically Decrease Over Decades

NYPD Shootings Dramatically Decrease Over Decades

The friendly-fire police shooting that left an NYPD detective dead and a sergeant wounded was an anomaly amid a dramatic decrease in police-involved shootings in recent years, data shows.

Feb 26, 2019

Horrifying Details Revealed in Sex Attack on Subway Rider, 9

Horrifying Details Revealed in Sex Attack on Subway Rider, 9

A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday after he allegedly exposed himself to a 9-year-old girl and pressed his body against her on a subway in Queens on Valentine's Day.

Feb 22, 2019

Homeless Man Accused of Attempted Rape of NYC Shelter Guard

Homeless Man Accused of Attempted Rape of NYC Shelter Guard

A 31-year-old homeless man is accused of attempting to rape a shelter security guard while she was on duty and then escaping custody when apprehended, prosecutors say.

Feb 22, 2019

2 More Men Arrested in Brazen Subway Platform Shooting Death

2 More Men Arrested in Brazen Subway Platform Shooting Death

Two more people have been arrested in the apparent gang-related shooting death of a man on a subway platform in Queens earlier this month.

Feb 20, 2019

Woman Who Masterminded Acid Attack on NYC Rev. Learns Fate

Woman Who Masterminded Acid Attack on NYC Rev. Learns Fate

A former bookkeeper from New York City who masterminded an acid attack on a non-profit director in an attempt to cover up stealing from the organization will spend years in prison, prosecutors say.

Feb 15, 2019

'Unbelievable Violence': NY Grad's Twisted Murder Case Ends

'Unbelievable Violence': NY Grad's Twisted Murder Case Ends

A third man accused in the death of a Hofstra graduate who was brutally murdered after a night of partying in Manhattan more than two years ago pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution Friday, wrapping up...

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