Crypto Currencies, The Dark Net and Sex Trafficking
July 19, 2018
Hosted by Opal Singleton
The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 6069 known as the “Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Trafficking” Act. Today we will discuss the impact of this act on money laundering connected to sex, gun & drug trafficking. As technologies advance, we are seeing the convergence of multiple technologies that empower cartels and organized crime by providing them a network to launder money generated by the exploitation of people around the globe. As sex ads move off shore, exploiters use cryptocurrency to continue to advertise sexual services in the U.S. by claiming commercial sex is legal in the country where the ad service resides. Will this bill make that activity illegal? Additionally, there are challenges for law enforcement to obtain search warrants in the dark net where there is a virtual marketplace of sex trafficking, child pornography, gun & drug sales. And, what about all those live streaming sites that will be using virtual currency to charge for live streaming of pornography?
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This program is designed to educate first responders, civic leaders, social workers, education professionals, faith based leaders and parents about how predators access, groom, recruit and exploit victims into prostitution and sextortion. We analyze real cases from the perspective of Law Enforcement, the victim, and the perpetrator. We look at hard core trafficking cases and how law enforcement is able to intervene. We examine cases of child pornography and the Dark Web. We examine how predators use apps, chatrooms, games and the latest technologies. We discuss the impact of gangs and cartels on human exploitation. We also look at trends in global human trafficking. Our goal is to build a global interactive community of individuals empowered to eradicate human exploitation.
Opal Singleton is a global human trafficking and child pornography expert. She has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government and civic leaders, faith based leaders and education administrators about how predators groom and recruit innocent victims into prostitution and exploitation. Opal works with the Riverside County (CA) Anti Human Trafficking Task Force through a Department of Justice grant. Opal sits with parents of missing kids and assists teens in trouble through social media. Opal is the President and CEO of Million Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child sex trafficking. She has authored a book “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” to educate parents and grandparents and educators about how predators use apps, chatrooms, online video gaming and social media to exploit young people. Opal is on the Board of Rapha House serving human trafficking victims in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti. She is an Instructor for the USC Sol Price Institute for Safe Communities training law enforcement administrators and is an Instructor for the Los Angeles Fire Training Academy. Opal retired in 2000 after a lifelong career in international marketing having accrued nearly three million frequent flyer miles. Opal is passionate about protecting families and youth from predators and is dedicated to providing an in-depth global interactive internet training program to educate leaders around the world to stop human exploitation and trafficking.