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Episode 5: BACK TO THE BASICS - Human Trafficking 101

(Original  air date 12/29/16)


​​Episode Description


This week on Exploited: Crimes Against Humanity we will return to the basics of understanding the crime of sex trafficking.

With a new year beginning and many new followers to the show, this week we will lay the foundation of understanding how innocent individuals end up becoming violated and exploited by traffickers.

We will look at the most likely targets of predators and understand what can be done to protect them from becoming victims. We will examine a wide range of recruitment tactics, and we will discuss the insidious practice of breaking a victim so they won't run away from the trafficker(s).  We will explore how parents can recognize the signs if they believe their child is being controlled or groomed by a male or female predator. Finally, we will talk about how trafficking takes place and most important how to recognize the signs when a person is being exploited, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Episode 2: Female Perpetrators: The Role of Women in Child Sexual Exploitation (Part 2)

(Original  air date 12/08/16)


​​Episode Description


It is a well known fact that women and children are the most exploited victims of sexual exploitation. No doubt about it.

What most of society does not recognize is the significant number of cases where women are the perpetrators. Approximately 60% of cases posted on the Million Kids Facebook Page involve a female as a perpetrator. Surprisingly, many females are involved with child pornography. Sometimes, the perpetrator is the victim’s own mother.

In sex trafficking cases, the woman often acts as a “bottom girl,” who does the recruiting, training, marketing and management of the girls being exploited. In some instances, the “bottom girl” is as severely abused and exploited as the victims. In other instances, she is a hardened sociopath, who inflicts a more severe punishment and exploitation than the males involved in sex trafficking rings.


Join us as we continue to explore several cases where the female is the perpetrator. We will examine large-scale Asian and Latin American sex trafficking rings led by women, as well as individual cases where women aggressively exploited victims of child sex trafficking. We will look at cases where women were prosecuted for producing and/or collecting large libraries of child pornography. We will try to understand the psychological aspects of female-dominated exploitation and the impact on the victim. We will also explore if there is a different standard of sentencing when the perpetrator is a woman.




Episode 8: A Hard Look at the Selling of the Vulnerable

(Original air date 01/19/17)


​​Episode Description


I believe that the selling of another person’s body is one of the lowest crimes on earth. It is hard to look at but I believe if we don’t do that, then how do we stop it?  This week we are going to look at the “selling” process involved in human trafficking.

Backpage.com this week made national headlines because they were “shutting down” the adult ads in the “Escort”section of their website. Those sneaky little buggers (a Christian substitute for what I am really thinking) simply moved the ads to the “Dating” section. So we will spend some time understanding ads and what they really mean. We will also look at the many ways traffickers “market” their prey. It is important for all of us to recognize that what we are seeing is not OK but is in fact the total exploitation of another human being.

Join us this week  as as we explore how the marketing of exploitation takes place in the US and around the globe. The call in number for the live show in the U.S. is: 1-866-472-5788

The Host

Episode 1: Female Perpetrators: The Role of Women in Child Sexual Exploitation

(Original  air date 12/01/16)


​​Episode Description


It is a well known fact that women and children are the most exploited victims of sexual exploitation. No doubt about it.

What most of society does not recognize is the significant number of cases where women are the perpetrators. Approximately 60% of cases posted on the Million Kids Facebook Page involve a female as a perpetrator. Surprisingly, many females are involved with child pornography. Sometimes, the perpetrator is the victim’s own mother.

In sex trafficking cases, the woman often acts as a “bottom girl,” who does the recruiting, training, marketing and management of the girls being exploited. In some instances, the “bottom girl” is as severely abused and exploited as the victims. In other instances, she is a hardened sociopath, who inflicts a more severe punishment and exploitation than the males involved in sex trafficking rings.


Join us as we explore several cases where the female is the perpetrator. We will examine large-scale Asian and Latin American sex trafficking rings led by women, as well as individual cases where women aggressively exploited victims of child sex trafficking. We will look at cases where women were prosecuted for producing and/or collecting large libraries of child pornography. We will try to understand the psychological aspects of female-dominated exploitation and the impact on the victim. We will also explore if there is a different standard of sentencing when the perpetrator is a woman.




Human Trafficking & Child Pornography expert, Opal Singleton, has educated tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations,  parents & grand-parents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from 
becoming victims 
of  exploitation.

Episode 13: Examining the Psychological Elements of Social Media Used by Predators in Sexual Exploitation with Special Guest, Dr. Thomas P. Howell

(Original  air date 02/23/17)


​​Episode Description


Dr. Thomas P. Howell is a renowned forensic psychologist with over 30 years experience. He has provided over 2000 reports on international child abduction using the Hague Convention and evaluations of adult criminals specializing in insanity pleads. He also has extensive experience in civil cases and juvenile court cases involving juvenile offenders and referrals from the Department of Social Service for children of extensive child abuse of all types and forms.  

Dr. Thomas has recently been researching and examining the psychological impact social media has on teens and adults as it relates to the vulnerability of grooming by predators. Specifically, he has recently examined the work of Dr. May Aikens in her book, “The Cyber Effect.”  Dr. Howell will be presenting significant insights and theories about how the internet makes us all vulnerable to fantasy relationships as we overcome our inhibitions and deny our normal instincts.

Join us this week as host, Opal Singleton, and Dr. Thomas P. Howell talk about the psychological impact of grooming by predators using social medial Be sure to share this show with everyone you know!  

Season 3: Exploited - Crimes Against Humanity

Episodes 9 & 10: The Many Challenges of Getting a Sex Trafficking Case to Court and Securing a Prosecution

(Original  air date 01/26/17 and special rebroadcast 02/02/17)


​​Episode Description


Many times the public looks at a sex trafficking or child pornography case on the Million Kids Facebook page and they are frustrated that the perpetrator did not get a longer sentence. Few of us truly understand the behind-the-scenes efforts it takes to “make a case.”

This week on Exploited: Crimes Against Humanity we will explore all the elements involved in bringing a sex trafficking case to court. We will discuss:

• Issues with search warrants both local and national
• California SB1322’s impact when a minor cannot be detained for sex trafficking
• Cyber currency implications when tracking the money
• New Technologies: Encrypted messaging, encrypted chatrooms, disappearing video
• Multi-jurisdictional issues for law enforcement

Join us for what is sure to be an eye-opening conversation. You are welcome to call in and share your thoughts and experiences at 1- 866-472-5788.

The Show

Episode 7: Sex Trafficking 101 - Part 2
A complex crime with many looks and variations

(Original  air date 01/12/17)


​​Episode Description


"WHO" - This week we will look at the many faces and backgrounds of victims. Some are young and in love, some are runaways, some are 19 and think they have the modeling contract of a lifetime, some are 22 and between relationships, some are 35 and addicted to heroin, some are foreign nationals or refugees in need of REAL income. Not ONE of these victims ever understood the damage and hardship they were about to endure.

We will also look at the many ways victims are exploited. We will examine the "WHERE" so you know what to look for and how to spot it. We will look at "HOW" they are sold and exploited. And, we will look at "WHAT" you can do about it. 

Join us this week  as Million Kids explores Sex Trafficking 101 Part 2. The call in number for the live show in the U.S. is: 1-866-472-5788

This is where you will find upcoming show information with links to the cases that will be discussed. 

Also, if you miss a live show, you will find it here in our archives of past episodes in easy-to-access segments.​

Episode 17: SEXTORTION (Virtual Sexual Assault) Part 2

(Scheduled  air date 03/23/17 - Original air date 09/29/16)


​​Episode Description


It can happen to anyone (man, woman, boy, girl, gay, straight, innocent teen or a pernicious child) reaching out to find love in all the wrong places. Sextortion is the act of extortion or blackmail based on a sexually oriented encounter. Sometimes it is an old boyfriend threatening to use photos from a broken relationship, or a gamer who lures a teen into sending naked photos. It can be a “meet up” on Kik, Tinder, Grindr or Meetme that leads to webcam sex or a naked photo. Often it is a pedophile looking for photos of naked children to sell to thousands of others on child porn rings. Occasionally, it is a hacker using Malware that finds old photos stored on your hard drive that you long ago forgot about. The bottom line: Sextortion is an epidemic in this age of technology. It is one of the fastest growing cybercrimes in the U.S and around the world.

 This week on Exploited: Crimes Against Humanity we will examine real cases of sextortion. Every case is different and fascinating. There is no single method. Predators have varied fetishes and preferences. Some desire very young kids and others blackmail naïve and trusting adults. Most predators have multiple victims. At times they operate independently and other times they are part of an organized Sextortion ring. Predators begin on one app or chat room and move stealthily between them, using live streaming and webcams to keep from being caught. Join us as we go inside the dark world of pedophiles and predators that prey on the innocent through sextortion.

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Episode 15: Cyber Exploitation: A World Where No Child Is Safe

(Original air date 09/01/16)


​​Episode Description


Our world is changing at the speed of light. Technology is neither good or bad. This generation of youth has more power, more access to the global world, and more opportunity than any generation before them. They also have multiplied risk as they are accessed by total strangers through unsuspected technologies.

Join us this week as we explore how cartels, gangs, pedophiles and predators of all kinds are using the nexus of live streaming, cyber currency, virtual reality, the dark web, money laundering and sensual selfies to exploit youth in the U.S. and around the globe. This confluence of events may be the greatest threat to law enforcement and our youth in our lifetime. Join the dialogue as we explore the impact on the lives of our children for generations to come. 

Episode 14: An In-depth Look at the Underlying Psychological Factors in Cyber Recruiting and Cyber Relationships

(Scheduled  air date 03/02/17)


​​Episode Description


This week we will continue the series of understanding how cyber relationships can lead vulnerable individuals into a false sense of acceptance and love. We will examine how predators prey on a persons need for feedback and inclusion. We will look at examples of how victims over came inhibitions and put aside good judgement. We will talk about fetishes and how the cyber community normalizes irrational and abhorrent behavior providing a pedophile with a sense of intimacy and normalization.

Join us this week  as host, Opal Singleton, explores the underlying psychological factors in cyber recruiting and cyber relationships. Be sure to share this show with everyone you know!

Episode 6: Is California Legalizing Child Prostitution?

(Original  air date 01/05/17)


​​Episode Description


California Senate Bill SB1322 passed earlier this year, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, became effective January 1, 2017.The law was designed by activists and legislators to protect minors from being arrested for prostitution. In essence, this was an enhancement of Proposition 35 passed in 2012 that says that minors (under 18)  cannot consent to sex in California and, therefore, cannot decide to participate in commercial sex. However, as the bill was signed into law, opposing parties have declared the law will actually legalize child prostitution. 

Join us  as Million Kids explores the pros, cons and challenges of developing and implementing  legislation for this difficult situation. We will also continue our introductory series on Human Trafficking 101.

Looking for more information about sex trafficking, labor trafficking, sextortion, child pornography, social media grooming & recruitment? Here is where you will find loads of resources from our parent organization, Million Kids!

Episode 18: Human Trafficking: The Global Goldmine for Gangs and Cartels​ (Part 2)

(Scheduled  air date 03/30/17 - Original air date 08/04/16)


​​Episode Description


Gangs are making more money selling people than they are selling drugs in many cities. In fact in some US Cities, 90% of sex trafficking cases have a gang connection. This week’s show will explore some of the most violent and prolific gang sex trafficking cases including the Dog Pound Gang (Fresno, California), The Tycoon Gang (San Diego, California) , El Flaco and the South Florida Gang (Transnational Gang).

Gangs and multi state sex trafficking cases are some of the hardest cases for law enforcement to deal with. The level of brutality to the victim is often beyond comprehension. The rings are sophisticated, organized and violent. And, they are making millions of dollars by exploiting the most vulnerable. The victims are often young teenagers or foreign national women who cannot get free.  Join Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity and help us educate the public to recognize potential cases and provide the information necessary to help prevent and end this indescribable travesty.

Episode 3: The Impact of Technology on Crime Fighting

(Original  air date 12/15/16)


​​Episode Description


The internet is changing nearly everything about our lives. Take TRUTH for example. There was a time, not too long ago that we all believed that if it was in writing it was true. Reporters were fired for printing untrue statements. 

Today we have FAKE NEWS. Even Wikipedia states that some of their postings are untrue. A recent study by National Public Radio indicates that students cannot tell the difference between an advertisement or a news story.

Why does that matter? How does a young person know if the person they are chatting with, or even falling in love with is telling them the truth. Photos are altered, court cases are influenced by videos, our leaders proclaim propaganda in the name of FACT, and newscasters twist and maneuver factual statements to fit their political position.

Now we have disappearing video and encrypted messaging. We have live streaming that is instantaneous and then poof it is gone. We have anonymous and non-traceable currency.

Join us Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7a.m. PST as we explore how these dramatic technology changes are going to challenge ALL of US as we fight to keep our kids safe from predators.​​​

Episode 11: Cyber Sex On Demand: The New Sexual Exploitation Phenomenon

(Original  air date 02/09/17)


​​Episode Description


Live streaming of sexual encounters is rapidly becoming a multi BILLION dollar business. So is it SEX TRAFFICKING?  We can all agree it certainly is interactive pornography. But what if the performer is being held against their will in a remote warehouse (force), or threatened (coercion) or tricked into believing she will be a model (fraud)… well then it is starting to look like SEX TRAFFICKING. Who is doing this? Who are the victims? Who are the sex buyers? The early cases indicate that all individuals are at risk of being exploited through web caming including MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. You must learn about what can be done to stop this. We need your help!

Join us this week as we look at the new global phenomenon of Cyber Sex on Demand. Be sure to share this show with friends and family to educate yourself and others about how these exploding technologies are creating entire new industries. You are welcome to call in and share your thoughts and experiences at 1- 866-472-5788.

Episode 4: The Global Online Video Games Market to Reach Nearly One Trillion Dollars in 2016

(Original  air date 12/22/16)


​​Episode Description


It is the time of year where families gather, we all eat too much, and there are gifts and toys overflowing. Throughout the world, we all relax and indulge ourselves, including our children. It is also the time of year where young people receive cell phones, iPads, Xbox, PS4 and other video games. Most of us have no comprehension of what is in the game when we purchase them. But, our kids are begging and pleading and assuring us that “everyone” but them has this latest technology and “they don’t want to be left out.” And so, we capitulate and pray that our child(ren) will be an exception to the rule, use good judgement and be safe while using this technology.

This week on Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity, Million Kids will explore how predators use online gaming and chat rooms to access, groom, recruit and exploit our young people. We will examine the impact of animated sex (soon to be virtual reality sex) and violence, the occult, and  sorcery. We will look at the Tetris Effect as a player is obsessed with score-keeping and performance. And, we will look at the need of the player to be “part of the team” — rising and falling with acceptance and rejection based on his or her performance in the game and support of the team. We will also look at the addiction process of a fantasy world.

Join us as we take an inside look at the phenomena of online video gaming and how to use technology to build a dialogue and keep your child safe from predators. And, we will look at resources for parents if their child is headed for trouble.

Exploited - Crimes Against Humanity is a Global  Interactive Training Program hosted by Opal Singleton on VoiceAmerica.com – Variety Channel. Join the dialogue live  every Thursday @ 7a.m. Pacific Time. If you missed the live show, you can still listen by visiting our archives. Be sure to send us your thoughts and comments on the cases.

A Global Weekly Interactive Internet Training Program about Human Trafficking and  Exploitation

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sextortion (blackmail by photo)
  • Child Pornography
  • Social Media Grooming & Recruitment
  • ​Global Migration and Refugee Exploitation

AIRING LIVE THURSDAYS at 

7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on

VoiceAmerica.com - Variety Channel

Call in to the live show at:

1-866-472-5788

Episode 16: SEXTORTION (Virtual Sexual Assault)
When Salacious Selfies Turn to Blackmail

(Scheduled  air date 03/16/17 - Original air date 09/22/16)


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Nearly every day we read about it and pray it won’t be our child. A predator in a faraway city has befriended a teen and ultimately a photo is exchanged. Quickly their lives become a nightmare as their new exciting “friend” threatens to destroy them by distributing the photo, or demanding money, or, even worse, requiring a continuous supply of more erotic and damaging photos. The youth is terrified, shamed and may even think of suicide. They panic, they can’t sleep, they may run away or stop going to school. The impact on an adolescent is life changing. It is the malicious phenomena called Sextortion.

According to the U.S Department of Justice, “sextortion is by far the most significantly growing threat to children.” Sextortionists are prolific and most have multiple victims. Their motives vary. Sometimes it is the collection of progressively erotic and degrading photos to share on large-scale child porn rings. Sometimes they want money – large sums of money. Sometimes it is about the power of demeaning a vulnerable child. Sometimes they desire a “relationship” with their prey. Both girls and boys are susceptible. In ALL cases it is virtual sexual assault.

Join us this week as we explore a multitude of cases involving sextortion. We will examine the statistics and predator tactics. We will talk about the do’s and don’ts of reporting cases of sextortion. We will look at common apps, chat rooms, games and schemes for enticing and recruiting vulnerable teens. SEXTORTION IS VIRTURAL EXPLOITATION. We invite you to join us and educate yourself so we can keep our young people safe.