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Brooklyn’s chief sex trafficking prosecutor Lauren Hersh resigns

The chief sex trafficking prosecutor in Brooklyn — who recently came under fire for her handling of a now-crumbling rape case — abruptly resigned this week, sources said Thursday.

The pioneering sex trafficking unit was established less than two years ago with Hersh, a practicing lawyer since 2003, at the helm. It led to the indictments of at least 32 people.

“Ms. Hersh is a nationally recognized leader in the campaign to end human trafficking,” said Dorchen Leidholdt who chairs the state’s anti-trafficking coalition. “She probably been the most successful and innovative [prosecutor in that field].”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-chief-sex-trafficking-prosecutor-lauren-hersh-resigns-article-1.1084291#ixzz1w76UCGtI

New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/nyregion/lauren-hersh-brooklyn-prosecutor-resigns-as-rape-case-is-reviewed.html

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