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On the Record: April 2015
Prosecutor's Office receives award for outstanding leadership

On Feb. 6, at its annual Lincoln Day Banquet, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association honored the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with the “2014 Law Firm Pro Bono Award.” The office was recognized “for outstanding leadership in establishing the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Family Law Clinic for Veterans.” The program’s volunteer attorneys... Link to full story
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Tacoma men charged for sex trafficking of underage girls

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged three Tacoma men for sex trafficking of underage girls. Curtis Escalonte, 23, and Michael Williams II, 23, pleaded not guilty to human trafficking in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, intimidating a witness, promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor, child molestation in the third degree, and promoting... Link to full story
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Deputy prosecutors to 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'

Pierce County deputy prosecutors will join Prosecutor Mark Lindquist at the 10th anniversary of the annual ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ fundraising event on April 24. Last year, the Prosecutor’s Office team raised $1,355 for the walk, which benefits the Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County. ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ asks men to literally walk... Link to full story
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Prosecutor Lindquist discusses crime reduction initiatives at forum

In February, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Deputy Prosecutor Erika Nohavec gave a presentation about public safety and the Prosecutor’s Office during the weekly Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Forum at Cottesmore. Lindquist shared some of his office’s successful prosecutions, how his staff is strengthening communication with... Link to full story
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Dine out to support crime victims

In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office’s Victim and Witness Assistance Services Division will host a “takeover” fundraiser at Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante in Tacoma on April 23. From 4:00 to 8:00pm, 10% of food sales will be donated to Violent Crime Victims Services, a local organization which provides support... Link to full story
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