Patrick A. Trueman, Esq.

CEO & President

As president, Patrick Trueman spearheads efforts to change corporate policies that facilitate sexual exploitation through the Dirty Dozen List. This aggressive project, educates executives, galvanizes public attention, and spurs popular actions to defend human dignity. Under his leadership, NCOSE has produced policy improvements at a wide range of notable institutions, including Google, Wal-Mart, the Department of Justice, Verizon, the Federal Communications Commission, and more.

In 2015, Mr. Trueman established the NCOSE Law Center, which serves as a resource for legal efforts to combat illegal pornography, sexually oriented businesses, and to bring innovative lawsuits against public institutions facilitating sexual exploitation. In 2010, he founded PornHarmsResearch.com to provide peer-reviewed research and talking points on the harms of pornography.

On a global level, Mr. Trueman leads NCOSE’s Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, an international coalition, which boasts nearly 300 organizations and academic experts who are committed to sharing strategies and resources for combating public & private harms caused by pornography.

Patrick Trueman is a former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division at the U. S. Department of Justice from 1988 to 1993. While there, he supervised the prosecution of child sex crimes, child pornography, and obscenity. He managed an office of twenty of prosecutors and support staff, and worked with the nation’s ninety-three United States Attorneys to initiate and coordinate federal prosecutions.

During his 41 years as a lawyer, he litigated cases at all levels of the federal system, including in the United States Supreme Court. He has been an advisor to many municipalities on First Amendment law and has helped draft ordinances to end or curb the impact of sexually oriented businesses such as pornography shops, strip clubs, and related establishments. A recognized international expert, Mr. Trueman has traveled to Europe, South American, the Middle East, and other areas to speak about human trafficking or the effects of television sex and violence on the family.

Mr. Trueman served as chief of staff to a Member of the United States Congress. From 1976 to 1982, he was Executive Director and General Counsel to Americans United for Life, a national public interest law firm in Chicago. He lives just outside Washington, D.C., and is married to Laura Clay Trueman. Laura and Pat Trueman have three children, Patrick, Claire, and Elizabeth.

 

 

Articles by Patrick A. Trueman, Esq.

Delta Passenger Was Watching Porn and the Crew Did Nothing

If you’ve been with us since 2012, you’ll remember a troubling incident on a Delta flight that incited the National Center and our supporters across the country to take action.  Our Executive Director Dawn Hawkins witnessed a man viewing graphic pornography of what appeared to be very young girls. She confronted him, but at the […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Judge Alex Kozinski Should Resign Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Several women who served as his clerks and externs have accused Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski of sexual misconduct. Kozinski is a veteran of California’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In light of the allegations and Judge Kozinski’s troubling history on related issues, I call on Judge Kozinski to resign. Given the serious nature […]

9th circuit court of appeals

Issue: Pornography Harms

NCOSE Gives You the Tools To Succeed

Watch this short video highlighting some of our major efforts and wins in the fight for human dignity in 2017. Our supporters and donors make all of this possible, so please make a generous donation today! Any amount you choose to donate today will help us fulfill our end-of-year goals and map out an aggressive strategy […]

The Washington Examiner: Hugh Hefner’s true legacy: mainstreaming the sexual objectification of women

With Hugh Hefner’s death, the media has erupted in praise for his alleged contributions to society through the pornography magazine he founded, Playboy. In reality, Hugh Hefner leaves behind a colossal legacy of sexual exploitation. Playboy popularized the commodification of the female body in soft-core pornography magazines in the 1950s, and it laid the groundwork for […]

Hugh Hefner playboy

Issue: Pornography Harms

Hugh Hefner Leaves Behind a Legacy of Sexual Exploitation, and a Public Health Crisis

Following Hugh Hefner’s death, the media has erupted in praise for his alleged championing of free speech through the pornographic magazine, Playboy. But in reality, Hugh Hefner leaves behind a legacy of sexual exploitation and public health harms. Playboy popularized the commodification of the female body in soft-core pornographic magazines in the 1950s, and it laid […]

Hugh Hefner

Issue: Pornography Harms

Child Exploitation: Solutions for Stemming the Growing Demand

A man in his early 40s called me last week. I’ll call him “Mark” here. He was just released from prison after 10 long years. His crime – sexual abuse of an 8-year-old child. His life is now changed. He’s contrite and became a Christian. That’s good to hear, but what about the child? What […]

child sexual exploitation donate

Issue: Pornography Harms

Amend the CDA: No Single Legal Reform More Vital to Stop Sex Trafficking

As Congress returns from its August recess, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation calls on members of both the House and Senate to move swiftly to amend Section 230 Communications Decency Act (CDA)—a law that as currently interpreted by federal courts shields Internet companies that facilitate sex trafficking. Classified advertising websites make it as easy […]

Communications Decency Act

Sexual Exploitation: The Story of Two Boys

This is the story of two boys – one named Tim and the other, “Charlotte.” TIM Tim, from the UK, got addicted to internet porn at a young age. He contacted me on our Facebook page three years ago and just said, “HELP! I am addicted to pornography; my life is ruined and I tried […]

Issue: Objectification

Progress Report: Meeting with the U.S. Department of Education, New Campaigns, and More

I have a sign in my office that says simply: “Communicate results.” It’s meant to remind me to tell our supporters the good things we are accomplishing. Yet, things have been happening so fast this year that I find it difficult to honor that command. So, here is a quick update on this last week: […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Action Alert: Ask the DOJ to Enforce the Law

Did you know that existing federal obscenity laws prohibit the distribution of hardcore, obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite or hotel/motel TV and in sexually oriented businesses or other retail shops? I was once in charge of enforcing these laws for the U. S. Department of Justice and I know how effective they can […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – DOJ – Defend Justice

NCOSE’s Position on “Human Trafficking Prevention Act”

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation does not endorse or support the Human Trafficking Prevention Act (HTPA) also called the Children’s Online Filtering Act. It is not that the ideas in the proposed legislation are without merit, but the bill does not appear to be drafted with careful precision. For example, Section 5, titled, “Duty […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – DOJ – Defend Justice

Defending Dignity Newsletter – 2016 Highlights

Dear Friend of NCOSE, Do you long for a more innocent time—a time when sexually explicit imagery didn’t confront you at the grocery store, and when hardcore pornography wasn’t on offer at the hotel where you and your family go for vacation? Does your heart mourn for the children being exposed to unimaginably violent and […]

Christmas Message from the President of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

VIDEO: Christmas Message from the President of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation A woman who works for the FBI, helping sex trafficking victims, called me last week. She said that she donates regularly to NCOSE because nobody else does what we do: combat the root of the demand for sex trafficking, namely, pornography. NCOSE […]

NCSE Appoints Dawn Hawkins as Vice President

Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2015) – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) announced today that Dawn Hawkins, NCSE’s Executive Director, has been appointed Vice President. NCSE’s Board of Directors honors Hawkins for her leadership over the last four years, which has led the organization to numerous victories and significant contributions to the movement against sexual […]

Harsh Sentence, Research Needed for Child Rapist

Patrick Trueman, President at National Center on Sexual Exploitation, former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C. from 1988 to 1993. A California Judge has taken pity on a defendant for raping a three-year-old girl, pronouncing a sentence on him that is much less than half […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation