Defending Human Dignity
Meet Our Staff
The team at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is comprised of passionate, talented individuals who come from a variety of different backgrounds. NCOSE is passionate about building a diverse team committed to a world that is free from sexual abuse and exploitation.
We love people and fight for the human dignity of all. Every team member shares these principles and hopes for a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Patrick Trueman serves as president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. He spearheads efforts to address the intersectionality between all forms of sexual exploitation, including the public health crisis of pornography, the demand for commercial sexual exploitation, the abuse of children, and more. 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, a lawyer for more than 40 years, established the organization’s Law Center, to influence the law and our courts to ensure the values of human dignity are represented.
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, managing an office of prosecutors and working with the nation’s ninety-three United States Attorneys to initiate and coordinate federal prosecutions.
Chief Executive Officer
Dawn Hawkins is CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the leading organization exposing the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and child sexual abuse. Dawn’s energy, creativity and mobilization skills are deployed to build a world free from sexual violence, with freedom and human dignity for all.
Dawn is deeply committed to bipartisan public policy solutions at the federal and state level. Her issue expertise, visionary initiatives, and innovative strategy have led to groundbreaking change in the legislative arena and in multimillion-dollar corporate policies. She has also envisioned and created a Law Center to challenge sexual exploitation profiteers in the courts.
Dawn has been instrumental in re-imaging the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She has centered the need to address sex buyer demand for commercial sex, has severely weakened the mainstream pornography industry, and is leading efforts to bring more accountability to technology platforms for child safety.
Chief Operating Officer
Edward W. Reinhold joined the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) in April 2023 as its Chief Operating Officer where he oversees the daily operations of the organization.
Ed is a thirty-one-year veteran with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As a Special Agent in the FBI, he served in multiple offices and in different roles, to include Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division. and Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group.
During his tenure with the FBI, Ed developed a passion and desire to safeguard the most vulnerable among us, our children. He was directly responsible for the successful creation and operation of multiple task forces designed to combat human trafficking and on-line victimization of children.