For Immediate Release 2/27/15
Special Victims Unit Prosecutor, Aaliyah Muhammad, was honored as one of The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women. Muhammad was previously recognized as one of The Daily Record’s 2013 Leading Women Under 40.
Muhammad joined the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office in 2005. In 2008 she was tapped to join the Special Victims Unit, which focuses on cases of family violence, child abuse and sex crimes. Muhammad specializes in human trafficking.
"I’ve trained over 2,000 law enforcement officers in identifying and dealing with human trafficking crimes, as well as several thousand members of the public. This year we’ve started a new statewide campaign to bring awareness to the issue of trafficking." Muhammad said.
Muhammad hopes that her award will bring greater awareness to Maryland’s problem with sex trafficking.
"My goal is always to create a higher sense of awareness," Muhammad said. "If the public doesn’t know about these activities then that means there are fewer cases for us to prosecute, and we can’t make a difference in the lives of those who have been exploited."
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