Las Vegas local stars in new MSNBC series, which debuts Dec. 1

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Chris Baughman is an author, former Metro detective; in series, Baughman and partner, Aaron Cohen, help rescue trafficked women in New York

Chris BaughmanLas Vegas local, Chris Baughman, is the co-star of MSNBC’s new series, “Slave Hunter: Freeing Victims of Human Trafficking,” which will air at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST Sunday, Dec. 1, on MSNBC.

According to MSNBC’s website, “‘Slave Hunter’ reveals, in captivating detail, what happens behind closed doors in the sex trafficking underworld. The series highlights the groundbreaking work of human rights advocate, Aaron Cohen and his partner, former Las Vegas vice detective, Chris Baughman. Together, they seek out and try to help trafficked women in New York City get out of “the life.”

“Cohen and Baughman gave MSNBC and Peacock Productions unique access to document their efforts, which were conducted in conjunction with Abolish Slavery, a California-based anti-trafficking organization.”

Baughman has dedicated his life and his career to rescuing women who have fallen victim to pimps as well as going after the pimps themselves.

A Las Vegas native, Baughman is also the author of “Off the Street” and, most recently, “Off the Street: Redemption.” Published by Behler Publications, both were written to raise awareness of human trafficking and to help protect the young women of our community – and of the world – from being lured into the seemingly glamorous life of prostitution and the preying pimps who run it.

Up until recently, Baughman also served as the lead detective for Metro’s Pandering Investigation Team.