The Internet has become the new schoolyard for child molesters seeking girls or boys to victimize. For 2008, Robert Hugh Farley presents an intensive training course that illustrates the growing problem of sexual predators that target children via the Internet and cell phones. The course will identify and then discuss the methodologies and seduction techniques employed by the child molester in the various chat rooms, social networking sites and on the World Wide Web. Additionally, the course examines the topics of child erotica, child pornography, and their use by the child molester. Lastly, the course presents interview and interrogation techniques that can be used specifically in child exploitation investigations involving the online predator or the preferential child molester.


Historical background of child sexual exploitation.

The evolution of the online child exploitation problem that began in 1997 thru today.

The progression of child pornography from Polaroid photos, to camcorders, to digital cameras, and beyond.

The use of the computer, cell phone text messaging and the Internet in child sexual exploitation.

Web-cams, chat rooms, IM's, file severs, and the Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

Web page dangers for children involving myspace, youtube, facebook, livejournal, xanga and the online gaming sites.

Executing child molester search warrants and utilizing "online" consent to search forms.

Awareness of fundamental computer hardware, technology and terminology.

The situational child molester, the preferential child molester and the online child sexual predator.

Interviewing techniques and questions used specifically for the "compliant" online child abuse victim

The child molester's online and cell phone seduction / grooming techniques.

Child molester collections: child pornography, trophies, and child erotica.

Illustrations of law enforcement's reactive and proactive - undercover response to the online problem

Combating classic and evolving child predator defenses and testifying in online child exploitation prosecutions.

Robert Hugh Farley MS, a 30-year veteran of the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department in Chicago, Illinois, presents this eye-opening course. As a highly decorated detective, unit commander and deputy United States Marshal, Detective Farley has had over 32 years experience conducting and supervising all aspects of child abuse investigations--from sexual abuse to child homicide.

In 1997, Detective Farley created the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department Child Exploitation Unit in order to combat the online Internet solicitation and sexual abuse of children. At that time, no other law enforcement agency in the United States (or the world) had a unit working these specific types of crimes. The Cook County Sheriff's Police Child Exploitation Unit in Chicago became and remains an international law enforcement model, which boasts a 100 percent court conviction rate.

As an internationally recognized expert, consultant, author and instructor in child abuse investigation techniques, Detective Farley has conducted training courses for tens of thousands of police officers, attorneys, teachers, social workers and other professionals. He has conducted hundreds of training courses on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 49 of the 50 states. As an international consultant for INTERPOL he has also conducted training courses in 22 different countries around the world.

Each student will receive a Certificate of Course Completion, a training manual and a set of sample forms specifically designed for computer facilitated investigations that include: computer related consent to search forms and computer related evidence seizure lists.

This training is conducted as an in-house training course, the all inclusive price to train up to 35 participants is $6,000.00 If your agency would like to bring this training to your agency please contact Julie Rock at 1-855-479-3959 or jrock@reid.com. We ask your agency to provide a training room or facility with the necessary audio visual equipment.