January 29, 2019

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

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.

Patrick A. Trueman, Esq.

CEO & 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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