On the Record: March 2016

Prosecutor's Office secures grant to fight elder abuse

Pierce County has been awarded $370,985 from the Department of Justice to support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse. The Prosecutor’s Office, which secured one of nine nationwide grants, will team up with local law enforcement agencies and victim service organizations to increase and strengthen training, form a community response team... Link to full story

10 charged for attempting to sexually exploit children

In December, 10 people, ages 20 to 59, were charged for attempting to sexually exploit children. The defendants were arrested during a two-week sting operation, led by the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force. They were charged with attempted rape of a child, attempted sexual commercial abuse of a minor and communicating with a minor... Link to full story

2 Graham men charged in property theft bust

In January, 34-year-old Dayin Rex Henry and 33-year-old Shane Bryant Sweetman were charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property and trafficking stolen property. While serving a search warrant at the defendants’ residence in Graham, Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies located stolen trailers, ATV’s, vehicles and tools. The defendants pleaded not guilty... Link to full story
Exterior of property with vehicles and other items

Staff makes holiday season brighter for Pierce County families

The Prosecutor’s Office helped make the holiday season brighter for low-income families in Pierce County by putting presents under the tree. From shopping, to wrapping, to filling the delivery truck, volunteers were sharing the holiday spirit. This season, staff “adopted” a total of 80 individuals – moms, dads and kids – living in transitional housing at the... Link to full story