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Film Screening: "Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic" (Maria Demeshkina Peek)

The film is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion--a present-day reality for one in seven children online. By unsealing the federal case of a top-gun pilot with hundreds of victims, and interviewing survivors and their parents, this true-crime piece exposes an often-overlooked crime against children, the tactics of online predators, and the voices of parents and law enforcement poised to stop online child exploitation in its tracks.

Following the screening of the film, a panel discussion will occur.

This event is co-sponsored by the USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training, the Mississippi Human Trafficking Council, and the USM Office of the Dean of Students.

Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Thad Cochran Center, Joe Paul Student Theater
121 West Memorial Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Event Type

Concerts and Performances

Target Audience

General Public, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-tr...

Cost

Free and open to the public. Registration requested.

University Unit
College of Education and Human Sciences
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