Samantha Ashwell is a Senior Federal Prosecutor with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. She has worked as a defence lawyer, a state and federal prosecutor and in child protection both in Australia and the United Kingdom. While currently responsible for the prosecution of a wide range of federal offences, Samantha has maintained a strong focus on child exploitation matters. She has more than 15 years experience working closely with Taskforce Argos, JACET and other child protection law enforcement agencies.
Miranda holds both Masters and Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology. She has worked as a clinician and educator for over 25 years. Miranda has specialized in the area of interpersonal violence, and trauma focused professional practices. She has worked in government, non-government and private practice whilst residing in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. While in Australia, Miranda has focused on the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma on children. Miranda manages a number of programmes for Act for Kids’ Gold Coast Office, where she has worked for the past 12 years. Current responsibilities include supervising the delivery of Act for Kids Sexual Abuse counselling service, and the implementation of new child protection programmes in early intervention and statutory contexts. Ensuring services are collaborative and responsive to emergent themes is her passion. As such, Miranda and her team are working to understand and actively address the impact of pornography and online sexual imagery on the sexual development of children.
Shaun Baker is an Investigator with the Australian Border Force (ABF). He has performed in a variety of roles across the ABF including regional posts in remote Western Australia. He currently works in the NSW Regional Investigations Division, where he is responsible for investigating child exploitation cases including travelling child sex offenders, possession/importation of child exploitation material and child sex dolls. Shaun also served as a Special Member with the Australian Federal Police in the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) in 2018 with Detectives and Investigators from AFP, NSW Police and ABF. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Policing and Criminology and is passionate about child protection. He is privileged to be part of a team which identifies victims and perpetrators of child exploitation across the globe.
Christian berg founded NetClean Technologies in 2004, a company which is dedicated to stop child sexual abuse content on the workplace. The software is currently in use all over the world by Fortune500 companies. During the work with law enforcement, Christian Berg quickly realized the need for a product to support law enforcement in dealing with large volumes if images and videos and invented the product Griffeye Analyze and built the product to its current position as the leading software for image and video forensics. Using his existing knowledge of how to support investigators using technology Christian started Paliscope in 2016 to support online investigators. Paliscope now quickly spreading all over the world as a software to conduct online investigations and connect intelligence systems to aggregate data. With a strong technology background in software development, security and innovation, Christian is working with a global network of technical experts and law enforcement professionals. He is often invited as an expert to speak about software regarding intelligence and investigations with a focus on technical solutions against child abuse content as well as media management solutions at events around the world. Mr. Christian Berg has two Master’s Degrees; Automation Engineering from Chalmers University of Technologies and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Christian Berg currently serves as Group CEO Safer Society Group, chairman of NetClean and Griffeye and CEO of Paliscope.
Janelle Blackadar is a police officer for the Child Exploitation Section of the Toronto Police Service and a member of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Combat Child Exploitation. D.C. Blackadar conducts various internet child exploitation investigations, but specializes as an online undercover officer acting in an undercover capacity both as a child and as an offender. D.C. Blackadar has been conducting online undercover investigations since 2007 and has been teaching at a national and international level since 2008.
Dr. Bourke serves as the head of the Behavioral Analysis Unit for the United States Marshals Service. He has been a law enforcement officer since 2000. Dr Bourke announced this years theme at the Youth Technology and Virtual Communities Conference in 2018, and will be returning in 2019.
Madeleine van der Bruggen is an expert on sex crimes working for the Dutch Child Exploitation Team. In this role, she delivers training and gives behavioural investigative advice for local and federal child abuse (material) and travelling sex offender investigations. She regularly consults on matters such as interviewing techniques, threat assessments and offender profiling. Furthermore, she is one of the team members of Program PIM, in which a method to detract key players and structures from Darkweb child exploitation networks was developed. Madeleine has degrees in criminology and forensic psychology and is currently working on a PhD exploring child exploitation networks on the Darkweb.
Warren Bulmer was a member of the Toronto Police Service from 1990 until 2019. Bulmer’s policing career had been predominantly spent within the field of criminal investigation including a combined total of 19 years assigned to Financial Crimes, Major Crime, the Fugitive Squad and the Child Exploitation Section of the Sex Crimes Unit. Bulmer is an International instructor in the area of computer facilitated crime having lectured over 6000 Judges, Prosecutors and Police from 46 different countries to date. Bulmer has taught at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand, the Canadian Police College, the Ontario Police College and the Toronto Police College. He has also testified in court as an expert in various capacities relating to digital evidence including most recently as an expert in Facebook. Warren is a published writer of many articles and a published author in two books entitled “EVIDENCE AND INVESTIGATION: FROM THE CRIME SCENE TO THE COURTROOM” EDITIONS 1 & 2 by Emond Publishing.
ICE-HSI Assistant Attaché Phillip Chaves began his federal law enforcement career in 2006 as an Officer with the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant Attaché Chaves began his career with ICE-HSI in 2010 in Laredo, Texas and since has worked in a variety of disciplines within several offices in HSI, including Financial Crimes Investigator in Tampa, Florida, Law Enforcement Liaison in Brasilia, Brazil and Manila, Philippines.
Peter Collins has been the forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police, since 1995. From 1990 to 1995 he was a member of the first profiling unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Violent Crime Analysis Section) and was involved in the development of the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS). Since 1992 he has been a member of the crisis/hostage negotiation team of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force. His clinical appointment is with the Complex Illness and Recovery Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he is an Associate Professor, in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. Peter is a consulting editor with the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, published by the American Psychological Association, and a columnist with Blue Line Magazine. Peter is an authority on violent crime and has worked with, and instructed, numerous criminal justice agencies in North America, and internationally.
Special Agent Supervisor Mike Duffey is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Criminology and attended his basic police certification at Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in 1994. He began his law enforcement career 24 years ago with the Tallahassee Police Department as a patrol officer then eventually moving to the street crimes unit working primarily with street narcotic sales. In 2003, Special Agent Supervisor Duffey joined FDLE in the Computer Crime Center. Since joining the Computer Crime Center in 2003 Inspector Duffey has been involved in computer crime cases that involved fugitives, gangs, domestic security, homicides, fraud, network intrusions, BOT Networks and Internet Crimes Against Children investigations. In 2004-2007 Inspector Duffey worked with the Department of Children and Families to secure funding to combat online child exploitation. Special Agent Supervisor Duffey has also worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on issues surrounding online child exploitation on a national level. Special Agent Supervisor Duffey is currently oversees all computer related crime investigations statewide for FDLE along with continuing to grow FDLE’s efforts in the cyber field. Special Agent Supervisor Duffey is an instructor in the area of Online Child Exploitation for the Department of Justice and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces and is recognized as an expert in State and Federal court in the area of Computer Crimes and Online Child Exploitation investigations.
Daniel Evans is a Detective Superintendent in the Australian Federal Police (AFP) with experience in a diverse range of area including investigations, intelligence, specialist policing and general duties policing. In October 2018 he took on the role of Coordinator for the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation in Brisbane with responsibility to implement the centre and facilitate national coordination of child exploitation with law enforcement and intelligence stakeholders.
Following the tragic death of their teenage daughter, Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett in January 2018, following extensive bullying, Kate and Tick Everett founded Dolly’s Dream to create positive change and a legacy to their daughter. Their advocacy has resulted in governments taking childhood bullying and its devastating impacts more seriously.
Thomas Farrell is a law enforcement officer in the United Kingdom specialising in Online Child Sexual Exploitation investigations. Tom also works within the UK Government Home Office as part of a Project Team developing innovative solutions to the ever increasing issue of unresolvable Mobile IP Address usage. He has used these solutions extensively to resolve hundreds of previously unidentifiable Online CSE offenders.
Arnold Guerin has been seconded to the RCMP Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children/Behavioural Sciences Branch (CPCMEC/BSB) for over 10 years. He is responsible for replacing the CETS program with Hubstream and for rolling out Project VIC Canada. Arnold has considerable experience in combating child exploitation, first working with aboriginal communities, then the Saanich Police Departments Child Abuse Team. Arnold now works in NCECC Technology and Innovation Section and has been pivotal in developing new tools to automate the gathering of intelligence of online child exploitation. He has also worked with leading computer forensic companies to develop public-private partnerships to aid the police in their effort to combat online child sexual exploitation. Finally, Arnold has been responsible for developing a strategy to implement an automated IT approach to “An Act Respecting the Mandatory Reporting of Internet Child Pornography by Persons who Provide an Internet Service,” to collect complaints from Canadian companies of online child sexual exploitation.
Mr. Herrick entered on duty as a Special Agent (SA) of the FBI in December, 2002. In the US, he has been assigned to offices in Buffalo NY, Philadelphia PA and Washington DC. From 2012-2016 as a Legal Attaché, he was embedded with the German Federal Criminal Police (BKA), where he worked numerous joint investigations with European partners, covering both criminal and national security matters. In 2017 he was promoted to Unit Chief (UC) in the Major Case Coordination Unit within the Criminal Investigative Division at FBIHQ supervising global child exploitation matters. In 2019, UC Herrick was promoted to Assistant Section Chief (ASC) overseeing all crimes against children, human trafficking and violent crime matters. ASC Herrick is a police instructor and forensic examiner and has taught investigative and technical classes throughout the US, as well as internationally at INTERPOL, EUROPOL, and ILEA, as well as locations throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Cassie Hetherington is a Senior Investigator with the Australian Border Force (ABF). She has a Bachelor degree in Justice and Criminology where she focused her studies on child sex offenders. Cassie has 15 years operational experience within the ABF, having served in a variety of roles including Enforcement Operations, the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Task Force and 8 years in the ABF Investigations Division in Brisbane and Sydney. Cassie has been involved in investigations into the importation of border controlled drugs, weapons, child exploitation material, travelling child sex offenders and the importation of child sex dolls.
Julie Inman Grant is the eSafety Commissioner. She commenced this five year appointment in January 2017. Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and most recently Adobe. Julie’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Safety Director for safety policy and outreach. At Twitter, Julie headed up Public Policy for Australia and South East Asia, managing a range of public policy issues, including online safety and countering violent extremism. Julie also built Twitter’s ‘Rules and Tools’ for safety, and conceptualised and piloted #PositionofStrength, which now serves as Twitter’s global female safety and empowerment program. Most recently, Julie served as Director of Government Relations Asia Pacific at Adobe, where she worked with governments across the region on issues such as innovation and digital transformation, creativity and STEM skills development and cybersecurity.
Åsa Kastbom is a physician at the University Hospital in Linkoping Sweden. Dr Kastbom works with children, adolescents and adults at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department as well as the Adult Psychiatry Department. Dr Kastbom is the consultant at the Trauma Unit for physically and sexually abused children and for children with problematic sexual behaviours and at the Adult Psychiatry Emergency Department. She is also working at the Transsexual National Center and is a senior member of the Child Protection Team for the region of Ostergotland Sweden. Dr Kastbom also works for the Swedish non-profit organization Säkra Varje Unge (Protect Every Child) with a mission to prevent the sexual abuse of children. Her research interests include the sexual behaviour area among both children and adolescents and consequences of an early sexual debut but also about treatment and sequela of traumatized children.
Lt. Joe Laramie (ret) is a Program Manager with the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College working in the Missing and Exploited Children’s and the Internet Crimes Against Children Training and Technical Assistance Programs. He retired in 2010 from the Glendale, Missouri Police Department, with more than 30 years of child protection, investigation and training experience. In 2001, he created the Greater St. Louis Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and in 2003 he became the founding Commander of the Missouri ICAC Task Force. From 2010 through 2011, he was an Administrator with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, with responsibility for online crimes against children, human trafficking and the computer forensic lab. He served as a subject matter expert on the Missouri Governor’s Cyberbullying Task Force, the Missouri Task Force for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Child Sex Trafficking Training Project. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Davis House, a Child Advocacy Center in his home of Franklin, TN. Joe is a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Dr Katrina Lines is Executive Director of Services with Act for Kids a not-for-profit organisation with the purpose of preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. As a member of the Act for Kids executive team, she is responsible for service quality, design, implementation, evaluation and research. Katrina is a registered psychologist with nearly 20 years’ experience, specifically dealing with issues relating to children and youth. She has a PhD in children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. Before joining the Act for Kids team, Katrina practiced as a private psychologist and worked as a university lecturer. Katrina’s strong interest, research and teaching in the area of children’s development led her to work in child protection. Children who have been abused or neglected often suffer from trauma which can impair their cognitive, physical, social and emotional development and lifelong mental health. She is passionate about early intervention and prevention of child abuse and neglect and working collaboratively with Indigenous communities.
Detective Sergeant Richard Long joined the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force in February 1984. He has developed and implemented the NSW Police Forces’ response to online child sex offences, creating Standard Operating Procedures for the ‘Child Exploitation Internet Unit Covert Online Investigations Program’ which has received Academic Board approval from the NSW Police Force’s Education and Training Command. In 2014, Detective Sergeant Long successfully completed the Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force (VCACITF) training with the USA Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States. He is a current member of the FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force. In 2017 he presented at the Case Coordination Task Force Meeting in The Hague, Netherlands. Detective Sergeant Long has been awarded the National Medal (2nd Clasp), the NSW Police Medal (5th Clasp), the National Police Service Medal and recognised though receipt of a Commissioner’s Commendation and Commissioner’s Unit Citation for investigations undertaken for the protection of children. He has also received many external awards and certificates of appreciation for work he has conducted in regard to child protection including a Rotary Club State Crime Command Excellence Award. Detective Sergeant Long has a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Policing Investigations and in 2010 successfully completed the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Management of Serious Crime (MOSC) Program in New Zealand.
Cody Mitchell has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement and is currently a Sergeant in the Texas Rangers. His training and investigative experience have made Ranger Mitchell a subject matter expert for the Texas Rangers for cases involving crimes committed against children and crimes involving deviant sexual offenders. Ranger Mitchell has spent a large portion of his career concentrating on the motivations and behaviours of at risk children as well as the motivations and techniques used by those who offend against them. Taking a proactive approach, Ranger Mitchell has used his training and experience in these areas to identify correctable deficiencies within law enforcement agencies and communities and has created techniques which enable the early detection of child related crimes and at risk children.
I have been a paediatrician since 1972 and have worked as a Community Paediatrician with a special interest in child abuse and abuse prevention since 1990. I worked in the ACT Health funded Child At Risk Health Unit in ACT until my retirement in 2016. I am continuing my teaching and mentoring roles as an Honorary Medical Officer. In 2015 I was appointed to the Expert Panel to review policy and practice in all ACT schools in regard to students with complex needs and challenging behaviour, and we submitted the report “Schools FOR ALL children and young people” to the ACT Minister for Education in November 2015. I remain a member of the ACT Child Death Review Committee. I am currently Vice-President on the NAPCAN (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) National Board. I am also a number of child-related Community Boards, including KIDSAFE, and CMS Board (QE2 Family Centre in ACT), and community member on the Board of Lyons Early Childhood School, all of which help to inform my contemporary knowledge of children. I am a member of the ARACY. (Australian Research Alliance of Children and Youth) Early Years Chapter. I also chair the Community Expert Reference Group of the ACT Asbestos Taskforce currently. In 1999 I was awarded an Order of Australia for services to Paediatrics, Child Protection and the Community. In 2013, the Canberra Centenary, I was ACT Citizen of the Year. In 2019 I was appointed Senior Australian of the Year for 2019.
John Penn II, Senior Solutions Architect for Law Enforcement Technologies at Adobe Systems Incorporated in San Jose, California, has spent nearly four decades writing software. Most recently, he spent eleven years working at Adobe as a Senior Computer Scientist on Photoshop. But after attending the first Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Conference, John was so profoundly affected by what he heard that he moved into what has become the most challenging, rewarding chapter of his career: Victim Identification and Digital Media Analysis for law enforcement. Focusing on the role software can play in the prevention and investigation of internet crimes against children as well as crimes involving digital media, John has helped develop advanced victim identification tools and techniques and train police officers and federal agents on their implementation. His overarching mission now is to foster better communication between law enforcement and the software industry, and promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by both. He continues to develop new technologies, techniques and training to help law enforcement with high tech challenges.
Ashley Phelan, Manager Forensic Behavioural Services, Child Abuse and Sexual Crime Group, Queensland Police and Adjunct Lecturer University of Queensland.
Ashley recently joined the Queensland Police Service with a 20-year background in the field of forensic, psychological and biomedical science. Ashley has worked within, taught, trained, and consulted on a wide range of topics within the field of forensic behavioural science throughout Australia.
Ashley spent 14 years working with Queensland Corrective Services specialising in the assessment, treatment, and management of male sexual offenders and other high harm offender cohorts such as violent extremists, murderers, and offenders deemed an immediate threat to others. Ashley has provided forensic advice to all levels of Government, the Judiciary, Police and Corrections throughout Australia. In addition, Ashley has provided evidence in the Supreme, District, Magistrates, and Federal Immigration Courts in relation to the risk of sexual and violent reoffending, sexual offending treatment needs, and risk mitigating strategies for men convicted of committing a sexual offence.
Dr Kelly Richards is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology. She was previously a senior researcher at the Australian Institute of Criminology. In 2010 she was awarded the ACT Government Office for Women Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship to study Circles of Support and Accountability in Canada, the USA and the UK. Since then she has both researched and advocated for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) in Australia and internationally. She recently led a study funded by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) on community-based measures for reintegrating perpetrators of sexual violence. She is an Advisory Committee member to St Mary’s University’s national evaluation of CoSA across Canada, and has published widely on this topic, as well as on issues relating to youth offending and young people’s contact with the criminal justice system.
Michael Salter is a Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of New South Wales. He specializes in the study of complex trauma, including organized child sexual abuse and technologically-facilitated abuse. He is the author of two books, Organised Sexual Abuse (Routledge, 2013) and Crime, Justice and Social Media (Routledge, 2017), and a range of papers on child abuse and gendered violence. A/Prof Salter sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, who awarded him the 2018 Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Child Abuse Review and expert advisor to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. Current projects include a study of parental involvement in the manufacture of child sexual abuse material funded by the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, and a study of multi-sectorial responses to complex trauma funded by Australia’s National Research Office for Women’s Safety.
Michael Sheath is a Practitioner with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. His Master’s degree in Social Work, awarded in 1988, was awarded for a dissertation dealing with the subject of paedophile offenders. He worked as a Probation Officer for ten years prior to joining the Lucy Faithfull Foundation in 1997, and has specialised in working with sexual offenders, their partners and victims since that time. Michael qualified as a Counsellor in Sexual Addiction, having undertaken a programme of study with the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) in 2014. He has acted as a Staff Trainer on the Europol Training Course on Combatting Online Sexual Abuse of Children (COSEC), held in Germany on an annual basis since 2005. He was awarded the Butler Trust Award by The Princess Royal, in 1997, for his work with male prisoners who had been sexually abused in childhood.
Kelly Slaven, LCSW, is the Chief Clinical Officer at Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC). In her current role at DCAC, Kelly supervises over 30 clinicians and students, supervising over 19,000 clinical hours, who provide treatment for the worst child abuse cases in the Dallas area. Kelly has been a social worker in the field of family violence for the past 17 years. Most recently, Kelly was the Director of Clinical Services at DCAC and Director of Clinical and Professional Services at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support before that. Kelly worked at Genesis for 12 years as a therapist, Assistant Clinical Director and Clinical Director. She has worked with adult and child victims of domestic violence and managed a staff of 20 clinicians and 2000 clients every year. Kelly provides expert testimony in civil and criminal matters. Kelly has been trained with Dr. Bruce Perry in his Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Kelly is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified as well as an EMDR Consultant. Kelly is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. Kelly graduated from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s in English and California State University, Long Beach, with a Master’s in Social Work.
Special Agent Squire has been with the Department of Homeland Security since 2007 and is assigned to the Child Exploitation group. SA Squire currently specialises in Undercover Darkweb investigations.
Melissa Stroebel is the Senior Program Manager at Thorn where she supports programs, research, and key non-profit partnerships. Strategic research of the issue helps Thorn, and its partners, remain on the cutting edge of the fight against online child sexual exploitation. Recent initiatives have included the youth encounters with CSAM; the impact of sextortion on survivors; and the characteristics of distributed CSAM.
Danny Sullivan is a consultant psychiatrist, currently Executive Director Clinical Services of Forensicare, responsible for the Victorian public Forensic Mental Health Services in prisons, community and the Thomas Embling Hospital. In addition he has honorary academic appointments at the University of Melbourne and Swinburne Universities: he is involved in research and teaching. He trained in Melbourne and at the Maudsley Hospital / Institute of Psychiatry in London. He has masters’ degrees in Medical Law, Bioethics and Management. Danny provides expert evidence about adults in criminal, family and child protection settings particularly when sexual offending is alleged, including Internet offences.
Dr Joe Sullivan is a Forensic Psychologist and heads up the only Behavioural Analysis Unit which specialises exclusively in consulting on sexual crimes against children. He is a lecturer and senior research fellow in Criminology and Forensic Psychology. Dr Sullivan is currently the Clinical Director for a project providing therapeutic services for children and young people engaging in problematic sexual behaviour. He is involved in several longitudinal research projects exploring perpetrator behaviour. Based upon the results of this research he has developed the S-BAT, a series of behaviour analysis tools which are used in suspect profiling and interview strategy development. He teaches these techniques through the Mentor Professional Development Academy. He has assisted law enforcement worldwide on investigations into suspected sexual crimes against children. These include the investigation into the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler and more recently April Jones as well as the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. He has interviewed and risk assessed hundreds of sex offenders in his 31 years of specialising in this area including notorious sex offenders such as Sidney Cook and Gary Glitter.
Corporal Krista Toner is currently a child victim identification specialist in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), based at the Canadian National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) in Ottawa, where she has worked for the last seven years. Krista has a degree in Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan and was previously a Registered Nurse before joining the RCMP in 2004. In her first posting she specialized in child forensic sexual abuse interviews and investigations, before transferring to headquarters in 2012. Corporal Toner is an accredited trainer for the INTERPOL International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database. She is also a trainer for the INTERPOL/Europol Advanced Victim Identification course. Krista has trained in image analysis and victim identification with the FBI in the USA and she has presented on child victim identification investigations across North America as well as in Europe and Asia. Krista is an active member of the international community of child victim identification specialists; she has twice been commended for her exceptional work whilst at the NCECC and is a regular member of the Europol Victim Identification Task Force.
Gordana was born in Montenegro and graduated from Economics at the University in Serbia. In 1997 she joined the Serbian police, where she worked until July 2017. She has worked as a criminal investigator in Cyber Crime Department. Investigating online Sexual Child Exploitation, she had the opportunity to arrest internet predators and pedophiles who abused children via the internet, blackmailed and kept them in a slavery position. She joined the INTERPOL Crime Against Children Unit as a Criminal Intelligence Officer at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, since July 2017 where she and two specialised officers focus on capacity building and operational support to specialised units in the region. The team delivers training on victim identification to Law Enforcement Agencies in the region, and work towards connecting specialised units to INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database. Among other activities Gordana proactively monitors Darknet websites and assists with Bitcoin transaction analysis.
Cecilia WALLIN, Criminal Intelligence Officer at INTERPOL Crimes against Children since 2015 and based in the Asian region since 2017 (first in the Liaison Office in Bangkok and now at the Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore). Cecilia has 14 years’ experience in full time investigation of child sexual exploitation at a local, national and international level, including delivering training. She joined the Swedish Police Authority in 2005 after graduating from Uppsala University in Sweden with a Degree in Master of Laws. Cecilia is a part of an International network of experts focusing on identification of the sexually abused children depicted in images and videos located across the world. Cecilia is an administrator of the International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database and an instructor of INTERPOL’s training to build capacity and expand the ICSE connection in the Asian and South Pacific region. On behalf of INTERPOL, she initiated and coordinated an Operation named ‘Blackwrist’, a two year long international operation concerning a subscription-based website with nearly 63,000 users worldwide. The administrators were identified and have been sentenced, the website was taken down by Bulgarian police and 50 children in Thailand, Australian and the USA have so far have been identified and removed from harm. Investigations are ongoing in many countries regarding the users on the website.
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