Child Sex Trafficking: The Most Vulnerable
October 27, 2016
Hosted by Opal Singleton
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Child Sex Trafficking: The Most Vulnerable - Foster Kids - Homeless Kids - Runaway Kids - Pregnant Teens and Women - Drug Addicted Individuals - Teens who 'meet up' on Social Media Want to know more about how to stop sex trafficking? Let’s look at the vulnerable individuals that are favorite targets of pimps, pedophiles and predators. More than 60 percent of youth in prostitution come from the foster care system and group homes. About 80 percent of homeless kids come from foster care. As you follow Million Kids on Facebook you will soon see a trend that gangs and pimps prey on runaway teenagers and they are some of the most violated victims in sex trafficking cases because they have few alternatives. Our research indicates there are certain commonalities in these individuals that pimps recognize and exploit. This show will explore the traits that make victims vulnerable and how we can empower potential victims so they can find the inner warrior to stand against becoming ensnared.
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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.