Discussing local human trafficking, sex trade Feb. 15

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Discussing local human trafficking, sex trade Feb. 15

Srgt. Curt Chastain, Fresno Police Department Vice­-Intel for the Coalition Against Human Trafficking, will discuss “Human Trafficking and the Sex Trade: Current Issues and Local Trends” at Fresno State from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Feb. 15) at the North Gym (Room 118). The free, public event is presented by the Fresno State Alumni Association Criminology Chapter. According to the California Department of Justice, human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion a year global industry. Chastain’s 30-year career with the Fresno Police Department has been dedicated mostly to investigative units, including sex crimes and homicide and vice-criminal intelligence. He started the department’s Coalition Against Human Trafficking, which is one of nine dedicated task forces in the state. His work has gained national recognition and was featured by National Geographic. INFO: 559.278.3013.