December 11, 2016

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 is the number one group combatting this explicit, and escalating, material.

At our Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit this last year, one of our Summit speakers said that “pornography is the wallpaper of our children’s lives.” And that’s true. It is all around them and they are being affected by it as children, teens, and as adults. But we’re doing something about it by changing culture.We’re getting corporations, and their money, out of the sexploitation business.

My question is, will you help us? Will you make a sacrificial gift today? We will put that money to the best use, changing culture for the future generations.

Patrick A. Trueman

CEO and President

Patrick Trueman serves as president and chief executive officer at 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.

During his 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 throughout the world to speak about human trafficking and the harms of sexual exploitation.

Mr. Trueman lives just outside Washington, D.C., and is married to Laura Clay Trueman. Laura and Pat Trueman have three children.

 

 

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