Responding to Sextortion Related Offenses Against Children

Training Overview

National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College is hosting a training opportunity for professionals in law enforcement, prosecution, and related court officials with Detective Edward Merritt.

Sextortion using technology is an increasing trend seen by law enforcement. Sextortion refers to the crime where someone employs an abuse of power, usually a threat to expose explicit images, in order to coerce a person to do something. This 1-day training will identify the methods and tactics used by offenders, and describe why youth are vulnerable to these tactics. The training will explain the long-term impact of these crimes on victims, offer a victim-centered response, and provide information on reporting these crimes to law enforcement, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the electronic service provider(s). This course will conclude with identifying effective Sextortion prevention messages for youth, parents and educators. This course is for professionals in law enforcement, law enforcement support, prosecutors, social workers, and tribes/tribal partners.

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Define Sextortion
  • Identify Sextortion offender tactics
  • Describe why youth are vulnerable to Sextortion offenders
  • Explain the impact of Sextortion on victims
  • Describe multiple reporting venues for the crime of Sextortion
  • Identify effective Sextortion prevention messaging

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August 24, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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National Criminal Justice Training Center Fox Valley Technical College
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