AG Cameron Announces Appointments to Offices of Special Prosecutions and Victim Advocacy

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FRANKFURT, Ky. — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced two appointments to his leadership team. Rewa Zakharia has been appointed Director of the Office of Special Prosecutions and Robyn Diez d’Aux has been appointed Director of the Victims Advocacy Office.

Zakharia is currently a Special Victims Prosecutor with the Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution, where she specializes in prosecuting child abuse and sexual assault cases and provides case training. special victims, investigations and constitutional law. As Director of the Office of Special Prosecutions, Rewa will oversee the prosecution of criminal cases, assist prosecutors when requested, and manage the investigation and prosecution of alleged election law violations, environmental crimes, and environmental law violations. ethics.

Diez d’Aux is currently Deputy Director of the Office for the Defense of Victims. Previously, she served as the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) program manager in the Attorney General’s office and coordinated the completion of Kentucky’s previously untested SAFE kits. In this role, she helped secure a $2 million grant from the Department of Justice to provide training and technical assistance to criminal justice professionals working to improve the response to sexual assault in Kentucky.

The appointments of Diez d’Aux and Zakharia are effective immediately.

Diez d’Aux previously worked in the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet where she was a grants manager for funding the STOP Violence Against Women, Victims of Crime Act and Sexual Assault Services program for the Commonwealth. After 15 years in the public and private sectors, Diez d’Aux has experience in federal grant administration, program development and implementation, direct victim services, and training and support. technical assistance for victim service agencies and allied professionals. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kentucky.

Zakharia has worked in the Attorney General’s Office since November 2019 and previously served under Ray Larson and Lou Anna Red Corn as the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. In this role, she served as a criminal prosecutor with the Special Victims Unit and prosecuted homicide, human trafficking, child abuse, sex crimes and violent offender cases. As Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Zakharia tried what is believed to be Kentucky’s first labor trafficking case. Born and raised in Hamat, Lebanon, she attended the Charlotte School of Law and earned her bachelor’s degree in corporate finance from Transylvania University. Zakharia lives in Fayette County with her husband.

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