THE IMPACT OF DEFUNDING LAW ENFORCEMENT ON CRIMES OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
July 16, 2020
Hosted by Opal Singleton
There is a movement across the U.S. to defund law enforcement agencies. Additionally, with Covid 19 crisis many prisons and jails are letting prisoners out early. On this week’s show we will look at the impact of decreasing investigation and policing budgets will have on crimes of sexual exploitation. Sex Trafficking crimes are complex and often multi- jurisdictional. These crimes often take months even years to break especially if the crime involves large scale sex trafficking rings Victim’s are moved from community to community and many city police agencies will participate in locating and rescuing a victim and then prosecuting the perpetrator. For many sex offenders who were sent to prison, there are one or more witnesses who risk everything to ensure the pimp or predator is incarcerated so they cannot harm another person again. Understanding that we are in an historical era of global pandemic and social unrest, it is critical that we stop and consider the long term impact on victim
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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.