Child predators are more sophisticated and creative than ever before. In Part 2 of Child Predators, Twisted Minds, Sheriff Christopher Swanson and Marisol Nichols discuss how predators exploit their victims’ vulnerabilities. From the complexities involved in bringing these twisted minds to justice to great tips on how to keep our families safe, this episode has it all.
Sheriff Christopher Swanson is Sheriff of Genesee County, Michigan’s 10th largest police force, He is the founder of the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST), a specialized unit focused on combating crimes of human trafficking and drug offenses. He and his team have arrested more than 100 individuals for sex trafficking throughout the US achieving a 100% conviction rate of trafficking offenders. Sheriff Swanson and Marisol Nichols have successfully worked together on sting operations that successfully brought child predators to justice.
Sheriff Swanson is a licensed paramedic and certified Medical Examiner Investigator and has led special protection teams for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Vice Presidents Al Gore, Dick Chaney, and Joe Biden. A career police officer for more than two decades, Sheriff Swanson’s agency is one of the few agencies in the State of Michigan with dual police officers and paramedics assigned to road patrol. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.