Law school to host discussion on sex trafficking prosecution

Experts will gather Monday, April 2, at Wayne State University Law School to discuss careers in the prosecution of sex trafficking.

The event, “The Fight Against Sex Trafficking,” is free and open to the public. It will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the law school’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Lecture Hall 2242, 471 W. Palmer St. Parking will be available for $7.75 (credit or debit card only) in Parking Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

“Sex trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that continues to evolve with advances in technology and the ability of traffickers to prey on extremely vulnerable populations,” said Kelsey Heath, third-year student at Wayne Law and an organizer of the event. “There are numerous myths surrounding sex trafficking, including the notion that it doesn’t happen in Michigan. It is crucial for the public to remain educated and vigilant in recognizing the signs of this atrocious crime.”

Wayne Law Assistant Professor Blanche Cook will moderate the discussion. Cook previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney specializing in large-scale drug and sex-trafficking prosecutions. As a federal prosecutor, she has briefed and/or argued more than 40 federal appeals.

Panelists include:

• Kelly Carter, human trafficking chief for the Michigan Attorney General’s Office.

• Kevin Mulcahy, assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

• Sara Woodward, deputy chief (General Crimes Unit) for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan.

For additional information, contact Kelsey Heath,