P&P Live! Maggy Krell — Taking Down Backpage - with Yiota Souras

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Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 8:00pm
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**Due to the surge of the Omicron variant, it is unsafe to hold indoor gatherings at this time so this event will be held fully virtually.
This event is presented in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

For almost a decade, Backpage.com was the world's largest sex trafficking operation. Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, in 800 cities throughout the world, Backpage ran thousands of listings advertising the sale of vulnerable young people for sex. Reaping a cut off every transaction, the owners of the website raked in millions of dollars. But many of the people in the advertisements were children, as young as 12, and forced into the commercial sex trade through fear, violence and coercion.

In Taking Down Backpage: Fighting the World's Largest Sex Trafficker, veteran California prosecutor Maggy Krell tells the story of how she and her team prevailed against this sex trafficking monolith. Beginning with her early career as a young DA, she shares the evolution of the anti-human trafficking movement. Through a fascinating combination of memoir and legal insight, Krell reveals how she and her team started with the prosecution of street pimps and ultimately ended with the takedown of the largest purveyor of human trafficking in the world. She shares powerful stories of interviews with victims, sting operations, court cases, and the personal struggles that were necessary to bring Backpage executives to justice. Finally, Krell examines the state of sex trafficking after Backpage and the crucial work that still remains.

Krell will be in conversation with Yiota Souras, Senior Vice President, General Counsel for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). As General Counsel, Ms. Souras manages and provides legal guidance on all legal matters relating to NCMEC’s unique non-profit mission to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. She also oversees legislative and policy-related matters for the organization.


Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781479803040
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Published: New York University Press - January 11th, 2022

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