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BLOG: Up Close Chester County: Ramping Up Resources to Fight the Rise in Child Abuse Cases

April marks national Child Abuse Prevention Month. For prosecutors, there are few cases more difficult than child abuse. Every time a child is abused, it is a tragedy. Last year, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office handled one of the most disturbing child abuse cases the county had ever witnessed with the conviction of three adults charged in the torture and

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PDAA ISSUES STATEMENT ON RESIGNATION OF BILL HIGGINS

HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) President and Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams released the following statement today after the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office announced multiple charges against Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins who subsequently resigned from office: “The allegations presented today are beyond troubling. The people of Bedford County have been betrayed in an unimaginable way.

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PDAA Support for HB 149

Dear Senate Judiciary Committee Member: I am writing to express the strong support of the PDAA for HB 149, which will be before you today. This is important legislation designed to reduce instances of witness intimidation. You are all aware of the problems associated with and prevalence of witness intimidation. One form of intimidation we have seen is the taking of pictures

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