Can You Legislate Illegal Sex Acts? Sounds easy, but it is harder than we ever imagined!
November 17, 2016
Hosted by Opal Singleton
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Child sex trafficking, sextortion, and child pornography are all crimes that are significantly impacted by exploding technology, laws regulating privacy and social attitudes about sexual privilege. In recent weeks, the CEO of Backpage.com was arrested for pimping. And, the FBI was caught operating the Playpen, a child pornography website, where they improved the performance of the system so that thousands more pedophiles were able to access it.
Today, many sex crimes are conducted by large-scale sex rings involving many states and multiple countries with varying laws that are often in conflict with the U.S. law. Join us this week as Opal Singleton takes you around the world to look at intriguing cases where the law was simply not enough or was manipulated so that it was ineffective. We will explore multiple cases of sexual exploitation and examine the challenges and impact of the legal system for law enforcement to develop a case and prosecute the offender.
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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.