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DA Vance announced the sentencing of Rayshon Young to 5-to-15 years in state prison for forcing a woman to engage in prostitution for nearly a decade. Young used physical violence and threats of violence to not only compel the woman to engage in prostitution, but to attempt to coerce her into relinquishing custody of her child. On July 25, 2017, Young pleaded guilty to Sex Trafficking, the top charge of the New York State Supreme Court indictment against him, as well as Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree, and Criminal Contempt and Attempted Coercion in the First Degrees.

DA Vance today announced the indictment of Antonios Sikolas, 25, for colliding with a tractor-trailer on East 34th Street while under the influence of alcohol, causing a fatal multiple-car crash that killed his passenger and injured two others. Sikolas is charged in a New York Supreme Court indictment with Murder in the Second Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and other related charges.

...The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., stepped into the void left by the Legislature when he agreed l to pay for Governor Cuomo’s prison education plan with more than $7 million in criminal forfeiture money secured from banks. Lauding what he described as a public safety measure, Mr. Vance said, “It makes no sense to send someone to prison with no pathway for them to succeed.” 

“In service to our nation, Milton Mollen flew combat missions over occupied France and escaped a Nazi POW camp. In service to our state, he spent 24 influential years on the bench, 12 of them as Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. In service to our city, he broadened housing opportunity and public integrity over the objections of powerful interests."

DA Vance announced the indictment of Roslyn Pilmar and her brother Evan Wald for murdering her husband, Howard Pilmar, inside his business on March 21, 1996. Pilmar and Wald are charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Murder in the Second Degree.