Special Victims Unit

District Attorney Larry Krasner is shown with special victims detectives and assistant district attorneys.
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Kristen Johanson
August 12, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Law enforcement officials hope the recent human trafficking and kidnapping conviction of a Philadelphia man will help encourage other victims to call them. A woman's harrowing escape from a home in Kensington has put one predator behind bars, and four other women on...
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters
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Kim Glovas
August 02, 2019 - 1:15 pm
UPDATED: 1:36 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 69-year-old man has been charged with raping kids at a South Philadelphia day care center. Joseph Sposaro was arrested on July 16 by the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit. Police records show the alleged victims were under the age of 13...
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Justin Udo
January 23, 2019 - 8:17 pm
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Law enforcement in New Jersey introduce a new component to help them to better serve victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says their new Special Victims Unit is a result of more than two years of work...
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Luring Suspect
Philadelphia Police Department
Andrew Kramer
January 11, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are hoping the public can help them identify a man they say tried to sign two students out of a Northwest Philadelphia elementary school. The parents of the students say they've never seen the man before. The incident happened on Tuesday at Mastery Charter...
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Police departments in Canada are adopting what has come to be known as the Philadelphia Model as a way to handle open rape cases.
Kristen Johanson
December 23, 2018 - 4:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police departments in Canada are adopting what has come to be known as "the Philadelphia Model" as a way to handle open rape cases based on what was started in Philadelphia two decades ago. A few days every year, the Women's Law Project, Women Organized Against Rape...
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