Human sex trafficking has been defined as modern day slavery, a travesty that is hidden in plain sight. It happens in every zip code and crosses all socio-economic, educational, and racial lines. Tennessee is no exception.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (T.B.I.) Special Agent-in-Charge Margie Quin will give her perspective on human sex trafficking in Tennessee at the next Lunch with the League on Tuesday, November 1. The program will be at 12 noon in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Quin will discuss what’s being done to combat human sex trafficking in Tennessee. “We’re working toward helping victims of trafficking and taking these predators off the streets,” said Quin.
The US Department of Human Services defines sex trafficking as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion.
Quin received her B.S. in Criminology with a Minor in Communication from Auburn University and graduated from the 241st session of the F.B.I. National Academy. During her seventeen years with the T.B.I., her assignments include the Middle Tennessee Drug Division, Technical Services Unit and she was promoted in April of 2007 to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Criminal Intelligence Unit, housed within the Tennessee Fusion Center.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, Lunch with the League is open to the public. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed. Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for $8, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea are provided.