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].”