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Charles Hynes

About 15 men gathered on the steps of City Hall in New York City demanding state Assemblyman Vito Lopez resign on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Activists Call On Assemblyman Lopez To Resign Over Sex Harassment Allegations

An ethics panel ruled that Brooklyn power broker Vito Lopez sexually harassed several female staffers. Now, many say it’s time for the assemblyman to leave office.

09/05/2012

Levi Aron (credit: CBS 2)

Levi Aron Gets 40 To Life In Murder, Dismemberment Of Leiby Kletzky

Levi Aron was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison in the death of Leiby Kletzky. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping earlier this month.

08/29/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA: Dad, Son Charged With Animal Cruelty After Beating Cat

Prosecutors say the men tried to discard the dead animal on the street, then threw it inside a bag and tossed it into the garbage.

07/23/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn Rape Case Involving Hasidic Woman Dismissed Amid Misconduct Questions

The 22-year-old woman initially accused the men of rape, but questions were raised about whether prosecutors initially failed to turn over evidence that she had recanted part of her story.

06/26/2012

Abraham Rubin, Hertzka Berger, Jacob Berger, Joseph Berger (credit: Handout via 1010 WINS' Juliet Papa)

4 Men Charged With Intimidating Witnesses In Connection With Rabbi’s Sex Abuse Case

Four men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in an Ultra-Orthodox sex abuse case involving a spiritual adviser accused of molesting a teenage girl for years.

06/21/2012

Hasidic & Orthodox Jewish sex abuse

Panel Assembles To Discuss Sex Abuse Cases In Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes defended his record on sex abuse cases within the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

06/10/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Calls Continue For Brooklyn DA To Take Action On Sex-Abuse Cases In Hasidic Community

Cases often fall apart because of witness intimidation, but now the DA now hopes a task force will help find a solution.

06/08/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Forming Task Force After Facing Criticism Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse Cases

Under the suggestion of former Mayor Ed Koch, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is putting together a task force Friday to address witness intimidation issues in sex crime cases in the communities.

05/23/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

DA Releases Report On Nearly 100 Orthodox Jews Being Investigated For Sex Crimes

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has released an expanded report on the nearly 100 members of the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who have been investigated for alleged sex crimes.

05/20/2012

Hasidic & Orthodox Jewish sex abuse

Brooklyn DA Hynes Under Fire For Handling Of Abuse Cases In Orthodox-Jewish Community

The handling of sexual abuse cases in the Ultra-Orothodox Hasidic Jewish community has drawn increased criticism.

05/14/2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man in Brooklyn (file / credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA Responds To Criticism Of His Handling Of Sex Abuse Cases In Jewish Orthodox Community

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said that the Mayor and others have unfairly criticized his handling of allegations of sexual abuse in the Ultra Orthodox community.

05/12/2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man in Brooklyn (file / credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Report: Brooklyn DA Gives Special Treatment To Ultra-Orthodox Defendants In Sex Abuse Cases

The Brooklyn District Attorney conceals the names of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish defendants and didn’t raise objection to rabbis deciding whether an allegation of abuse can be brought to police or the DA, a report said.

05/11/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes with Natasia Gurley, Corey Gurley, and 10-month-old Aniyah Gurely - Apr 17, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Report: 77,000 New York Children Victims Of Abuse, Neglect

According to the report from the organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 77,000 children in New York were confirmed victims of abuse and neglect in 2010. 114 of them died.

04/18/2012

Maimonides Medical Center sign (credit: Facebook)

Brooklyn DA Investigating Death Of Baby Following Circumcision Ritual

The Brooklyn district attorney isinvestigating the death of a 2-week-old at Maimonides Medical Center last September.

03/07/2012

Police at the scene of a violent shooting in Brownsville that left one dead and 2 injured last October. (credit: CBS 2)

DA: 43 Members Of Rival Brownsville Gangs Indicted

Brownsville had been terrorized since last year by violent territorial disputes between the Wave Gang and Hood Stars, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said.

01/19/2012

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