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In Conversation: Maggy Krell with Betsy Fischer Martin
February 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As part of our “Women on Wednesdays” series, please join American University’s Women & Politics Institute for a virtual conversation with WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin and former prosecutor Maggy Krell, author of the new book, Taking Down Backpage: Fighting the World’s Largest Sex Trafficker. A “gripping story of tragedy, overcoming adversity, and the pursuit of justice,” Krell’s debut book offers “insider details from the takedown of Backpage, the world’s largest sex trafficker, by the prosecutor who led the charge.”
Detailing how sex trafficking in the digital age operates, Krell describes its “pervasive and horrific nature” and offers strategies for bringing traffickers to justice, and chronicles her legal charge against the “corporate sex trafficking monolith,” Backpage. Heralded as a “fascinating combination of memoir and legal insight,” Taking Down Backpage offers a “heartening perspective on law enforcement at its best and brightest.”
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