Child Abuse Unit

The Child Abuse Unit (CAU), supervised by Deputy District Attorney Erin O’Brien, handles criminal cases involving children’s physical and sexual abuse, including internet crimes against children, child sexual exploitation, criminal neglect, and homicide.

The CAU is comprised of specially trained and experienced prosecutors and detectives who work in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team, including forensic interviewers, medical personnel, social workers, victim advocates, and others, in the Children’s Advocacy Center. Together they conduct victim-centered and trauma-informed interviews of child victims and witnesses and investigate and prosecute those individuals who hurt children in Chester County, using national best practices to hold offenders accountable and help children and families heal.

If you suspect child abuse, call CHILDLINE at 1-800-932-0313.