Detective (TFO) Grand Prairie Police Department (FBI CETF)
This presentation will cover the basics of successful investigation and prosecution of child sexual abuse material cases, from detection to closing argument. The presenters will cover case initiation, offender identification, and on-scene operations during the investigation stage, as well as evidence gathering and processing in these highly technical cases. The presenters will also discuss charging decisions, jury selection, effective evidence presentation, and strategies to counter common defense tactics. Investigators and prosecutors alike will gain insight into the unique obstacles and opportunities involved in these nuanced cases, and will walk away armed with the knowledge and tools necessary to seek justice for the victims of these horrific offenses.
Understand the investigation basics of CSAM offenses from case initiation to arrest
Identify resources available to law enforcement and prosecutors to aid in the successful prosecution of CSAM cases
Evaluate and counter common defenses in CSAM cases in the guilt/innocence and punishment phases of trial