Etan Patz

Longtime prosecutor takes over Weinstein case in NYC

Manhattan's District Attorney has replaced the lead prosecutor overseeing the Harvey Weinstein rape investigation, nearly half a year into the probe, two people familiar with the case said Thursday.

Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, a longtime prosecutor who previously led the ultimately abandoned sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, took over at the beginning of April.

She has worked for the district attorney's office nearly 30 years on many major cases, including winning conviction in a notorious decades-old case of a missing child pictured on milk cartons.

Illuzzi-Orbon replaces Maxine Rosenthal, another longtime...