In this Episode #08, Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, is back in the studio to talk about the technology & tactics used by human traffickers and predators to groom and exploit children. Do you or someone you know have children playing games online or using social media? If so, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!
Tim Ballard (@timballard89) has gone undercover in the U.S. & abroad to successfully infiltrate dozens of child trafficking organizations while rescuing countless women & children from human traffickers and pedophiles. Prior to founding Operation Underground Railroad, he spent more than a decade working as a Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team.
Tim is an expert at managing Dark Web investigations where pedophiles and traffickers trade Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). He has trained hundreds of law enforcement professionals and has testified before the U.S. Congress on best practices to liberate children from sex slavery.
Tim Ballard, the founder of Operation Underground Railroad, returns to the studio for Episode #8 to discuss the tools and strategies that human traffickers and predators use to groom and take advantage of minors. You won’t want to miss this episode if you or someone you know have kids who use social media or play games online.
Before starting Operation Underground Railroad, he was a Special Agent for the US Department of Homeland Security for more than ten years. As a covert agent for the agency, he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, working as an undercover operative for the the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team.
He is an expert at running investigations in to Dark Web, where pedophiles and traffickers conduct trade of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). He has also testified before the US Congress and educated hundreds of law enforcement officers on the most effective methods to free kids from sex slavery.
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01:51 How do traffickers use technology
03:19 Human Trafficking in the US
03:40 Human Trafficking & Exploitation Defined
05:45 Pedophiles use social media to find victims
07:23 How pedophiles look for their victims online
10:08 Online games as communication platform for traffickers
11:53 Lockdown became a field day for pedophiles
14:40 How can parents talk with their kids
17:09 False ad as a phishing scam
20:00 Family Watchdog
21:24 Sextortion aka Sexploitation Explained
25:02 Romeo Trafficking
26:33 Technology to track downloaders of child porn on the dark web
28:46 O.U.R rescue and Slavery Free World
29:37 Gaming industry with sex ads