Sex Trafficking Round Table Nov. 7

The Grace Presbyterian Justice Ministry is planning a round-table event on sex trafficking next Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Hillel House at Washington and Lee University.

“Combating Sex Trafficking in the Shenandoah Valley: A Conversation with those on the Frontlines” will start at 6:30 p.m. and feature six speakers.

They are Detective Jacob Hawkins, Roanoke PD/Criminal Investigations/Special Victims Unit; Melissa Harper, team lead, forensic nurse examiner with Carilion; Elysse Stolpe, assistant commonwealth’s attorney, Waynesboro; Kristan Crummett, victim witness assistance program director, Waynesboro; Kathleen Chester, program coordinator of Street Ransom; and Keith Farmer, founder and director of Street Ransom, a safe home in Roanoke for girls 11-17 years old.

Each of the speakers will talk for about 10 minutes, before the floor is opened up for a broader conversation.

Questions can be emailed to

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