Valiant Richey, Ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Valiant Richey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, Seattle, WA

Public Lecture, October 16, 2017, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC

King County is currently piloting a new Demand Reduction Model to reduce commercial sexual exploitation. This model focuses on the participants in these crimes who do have a choice: the buyers who drive demand.

Valiant Richey is a senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County. For the last seven years, Valiant has worked in the Special Assault Unit, which handles cases involving the sexual abuse of children and adults and the physical abuse of children. Currently he is a senior trial attorney in the unit and is responsible for prosecuting cases involving sex traffickers and the purchase of children for sex. In 2013, he was appointed to the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Statewide Coordinating Committee. He has a BA and MA in Political Science from Boston University and a J.D. from the University of Washington.

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Lecture Duration: 64 minutes

Q&A Duration: 32 minutes