July 13, 2024 7:56 am
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Changes in Chatham DA sex crime prosecutions worry victims, attorneys

The efficient pace of prosecuting sex crimes cases was something the Chatham County district attorney’s office had long been lauded for. One highlight was a cooperative system of victims’ rights advocates, social services and specialized attorneys meant that abused women and children often received proactive and sympathetic care. But that changed after December 2021, the last time that the D.A.’s office held a multi-agency meeting meant to achieve the best results for sex crime victims, according to an investigation by The Current.