Attorney Benjamin Bull to Head National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center

NCOSE Press Statement logo

Statement by Patrick A. Trueman, President & Chief Executive Officer, NCOSE

Washington, DC – The National Center in Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced today that one of the nation’s leading constitutional law experts has joined the organization as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Benjamin W. Bull will lead NCOSE’s Law Center fighting child sexual abuse, illegal pornography, sex trafficking, and other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Ben Bull, Esq.

“A former prosecutor, Mr. Bull has had great success preventing the spread of illegal pornography, winning more than 14 jury trials against pornographers without a loss. He has also won numerous obscenity and child pornography appellate cases, including at the Supreme Court,” said Patrick Trueman, President and Chief Executive Officer for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and Former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, in the U. S. Department of Justice.

“With the hiring of Benjamin Bull the movement to end sexual exploitation is taking a giant leap forward and putting sexual exploiters on notice: their days of holding sway in America’s court rooms are numbered,” Trueman continued.

“Mr. Bull has trained prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice, and numerous state attorneys general and prosecutorial organizations,” Trueman added. “A popular public speaker, he has lectured to over two dozen state bar associations, and also testified before Congress as well as many state legislatures. He is widely published and has co-authored two books that serve as teaching manuals on winning obscenity cases and stopping the urban blight of sexually oriented businesses.”

We believe Mr. Bull is a game changer in our fight to end sexual abuse and exploitation, and look forward to his growing and accelerating our impact,” Trueman said.

Mr. Bull formerly served as Chief Counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom where he launched and built its litigation and advocacy component, eventually hiring and leading more than 60 attorneys as well as opening and supervising its offices in Washington, D.C, New York City, London, Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, New Delhi, and around the world. Mr. Bull will work from our office in Washington, DC.

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



Survivor Lawsuit Against Twitter Moves to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Survivors’ $12.7M Victory Over Explicit Website a Beacon of Hope for Other Survivors

Instagram Makes Positive Safety Changes via Improved Reporting and Direct Message Tools

Sharing experiences may be a restorative and liberating process. This is a place for those who want to express their story.

Support Dignity

There are more ways that you can support dignity today, through an online gift, taking action, or joining our team.