International Sex Trafficking Rings and Money Laundering in the U.S.
We’ll focus on case studies of foreign sex trafficking enterprises operating in So. California that resulted in millions of laundered money.
About this event
This session will focus on case studies of Asia, Hispanic and European sex trafficking enterprises operating in Southern California the result in the laundering of millions of dollars through illicit commercial sexual services offered in the U.S. The victims may be in the U.S. without documentation or be fully documented, however in each case they are being highly exploited. Most U.S. sex buyers do not understand the magnitude of the criminal enterprise they are participating in and how their sex buying experience will expose them to large scale criminal organizations in lands. We will examine the many types of money laundering methods including Hawala, real estate, and illegal drug operations. Workshop led by Opal Singleton. Opal Singleton is the President and CEO of Million Kids and serves as the Training and Outreach Coordinator for the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. She has trained more than 250,000 government and individual leaders about labor trafficking, child sex trafficking, sextortion, child pornography and social media exploitation. She often appears on television and radio talk shows across the United States. Opal is an Instructor at USC Price Safe Communities Institute and a Co-Instructor at the USC School of Social Work for the Los Angeles Police Department LEAD program. She is an Instructor at Los Angeles Fire Leadership Training Academy and has served on the Peace Officers Standardized Training panel to develop the training curriculum on human trafficking for law enforcement for the State of California. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Rapha House International in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti. Opal is the author and hosts two weekly radio shows. KTIE 590 AM broadcasts “Exploited: Crimes and Technology” throughout Southern California. “Exploited: Crimes against Humanity” is a weekly global internet human exploitation training program that broadcasts through Voice America to more than 170 countries.