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The Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit has 12 case detectives and 2 victim advocates.   The victim advocates provide ongoing support to victims and their families throughout the investigation and even after the investigation has been completed. The unit investigates all child abuse cases, both sexual and physical, and sexual assault cases involving adult victims. The detectives work closely with Child Protective Services, medical professionals, prosecutors, and advocacy agencies. In addition to the special skills needed to work with these victims, the detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit are committed to using their entire investigative prowess to identify, arrest and charge offenders who commit these offenses.

The unit also houses the Sex Offender Detail which has 3 detectives. The  detectives are charged with ensuring that sex offenders are properly registered and are living at their registered addresses.  The detectives also provide public education and outreach.

The Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit has been a leader in sexual assault and child abuse investigations and continues to keep pace with the new and innovative practices that allow for victims to be treated with dignity and respect and holds offenders accountable for their actions.


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Headquarters: 610 5th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98124-4986
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