A new prosecution unit created in the region seeks to protect the most susceptible victims to crimes such as child abuse and sexual assault.
The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office says, minors and senior citizens are too often victimized, therefore making it a priority for their department.
Rodriguez says, the sole purpose of the special crimes division, is to have a team that can focus on these crimes.
The special crimes division is made up of four members that have years of experience working on crimes like sexual assault, homicide and injury to a child, among others.
The team will work alongside local law enforcement agencies, child protective services, medical experts, and the children’s advocacy center.