"ABUSE & NEGLECT: CHALLENGES FOR THERAPY, PREVENTION & JUSTICE"

 ESTD Conference Berne, Switzerland: November 9 - 11, 2017



Saturday, Nov 11, 2017, 10 - 11h



Michael Moran, Assistant Director

Organised and Emerging Crime / Vulnerable Communities Office

International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL


"Online child exploitation – a global problem with a local solution" 


Michael Moran will talk about how child sexual abuse has been changed by ICT, the changing face of online grooming,  the proliferation of Child Sexual Abuse Material, the solutions evolving, the rise of the child sexual abuse victim identification discipline within policing, other successful strategies, how therapists can help. 

Michael Moran is a member of An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s national police force.  He is currently on secondment at INTERPOL where he holds the position of Assistant Director of the Vulnerable Communities sub-directorate.  The VCO team has responsibility for Crimes against Children, Trafficking in Human Beings and people Smuggling networks. Before coming to INTERPOL he was an investigator in a frontline role, serious national crime team and finally in the computer crime investigation team.  He started to work online in child exploitation in 1997 and investigated and prosecuted many cases.  

Michael Moran holds an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime and is a lecturer at CCI in University College Dublin (UCD). He is a member of the WeProtect Global Alliance, International Advisory Board, the InHope advisory board and he is the cybercrime advisor to the NGO CyberSafeIreland.  


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