Will Your Nine-Year-Old Know When They Are Talking to a Pedophile
May 30, 2019
Hosted by Opal Singleton
Every day we see very young children talking and playing on cell phones and tablets. Many are only 8, 9 and 10-years-old. Parents are giving kids cell phones BEFORE they are even old enough to have the “sex talk.” Some how, with all my work in combating sex trafficking and social media exploitation, I am unable to comprehend what in the world a parent is thinking when they do this. Are they just uninformed and naive? Is it a “veil of denial?” Do they not understand that, when a 9-year-old goes onto the “WORLD WIDE WEB,” they will meet hundreds even thousands of nasty pedophiles who want to violate their children? Regardless of the thinking, EVERY DAY IN AMERICA 9000 KIDS A DAY ARE BEING EXPLOITED THROUGH A SEXUAL PHOTO/VIDEO. This week we look at the case of Richard Lee DeVito, who pretended to be a 13-year-old boy and groomed more than 40 girls (between the ages of 8 to 12-years of age) into having sex on camera and then got them to send the photos to him.
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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.