The Lebanon Police Department is hosting a special screening of the documentary, “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic.” This free event is in partnership with the Grafton County Attorney’s Office, Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Grafton and Sullivan Counties, WISE, and Dartmouth Health.
“Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic” is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion – a present-day reality for one in seven children online. The term sextortion is used for instances when a predator threatens to publicly release inappropriate, sexual pictures of children in exchange for sexual favors or money. 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 law enforcement agencies poised to stop online child exploitation in its tracks.
Immediately following the screening, an expert panel discussion and Q&A session will take place with representatives from the Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit, Grafton County Attorney’s Office, CAC of Grafton and Sullivan Counties, and WISE.
This screening will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 6:00PM at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Auditorium H, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH. Doors to the auditorium will open at 5:00PM. The event is free to the public, but those wishing to attend must register online for a ticket to ensure a seat.
Please be advised that this documentary contains sensitive topics such as human sex trafficking, exploitation of minors, and suicide. Ages recommended for this screening are ages 10-years-old and older. Parental guidance is advised.
For more information about the documentary, please visit their website. For questions regarding this event, please contact Lieutenant Richard Norris at Richard.Norris@LebanonNH.Gov or at 603-448-1212.
Authorized by: Chief Phillip J. Roberts Date: 11/4/2022