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Defenders For Children 1140 Woodruff Road,

Suite 106, P.O. Box 108, Greenville, SC 29607

Contact: Toni Clark - 864-787-5681

Email: DefendersForChildren@gmail.com

 

Established in 2010:  501© 3 organization. Tax ID #27-3388956

I Seek Evidence to Convict Child Abusers and Traffickers

Electronic Detection K-9s that work for law enforcement. 

 

My JOB is to find electronic evidence containing images and videos that will help identify and rescue children as well as adults that are being victimized.  

Finding this critical evidence will help CONVICT:​

Sex Offenders

Child Abusers

Rapists

Sex and Human Traffickers

Online Predators and other crimes

 

I also provide emotional therapy for victims affected by these heinous crimes.

In The News

Electronic Detection K9's Assist High Profile Cases Including: 

  • Subway pitchman - Jared Fogle

  • USA Olympic gymnastic Coach Marvin Sharp

  • Serial killer homicide case in Michigan

  • Insider Threat case in Carmel, Indiana

  • Child Kidnapping in Wisconsin, Jamie Closs

November 20th, 2018 - August 31, 2019

 Electronic Detection K9, Queue had successfully located multiple devices and participated in 28 searches involving multiple arrests and different agencies.  Agencies include; FBI, Sled, Children's Crime Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children, Probation and Parole, & US Postal Service.    

ELECTRONIC DETECTION K-9s

ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TOOL FOR

LAW ENFORCEMENT!  

 

Innocent Victims of Internet Crimes:

Most victims of internet crimes don’t just face immediate danger but have to face the reality that once their image is placed onto the internet and distributed online, their victimization sometimes never ends. This can lead to long-term psychological problems that have led to everything from poor self-image, relationship difficulties, and even suicide. In one investigation alone, K-9 “Bear” was able to locate a device that contained 80,000 images of child pornography. Had this device been missed by investigators, these victims would not have been discovered and the offender may not have been prosecuted.   A small Micro SD card can hold up to 255,000 images of children being abused and trafficked. 

 

It Is Important Not To Miss Even ONE Device:  The children need the evidence to be found so they can be identified, rescued and stop the offenders from hurting more.

 

It is extremely important to find the evidence to stop and prosecute each offender.  

STATS:  It is estimated 70% of child sex offender has 1 to 9 victims of sexual abuse, while 30% has 10 to 40  victims.  30% or more victims repeat the Cycle of Abuse. 

 

Benefits to the K-9s:

We prefer to use Electronic Detection K-9s that utilizes rescued labrador retrievers for their training program. By utilizing rescues and other organizations to obtain dogs for their program, we are not only saving innocent victims of child pornography, but we are also saving dogs that would have otherwise been euthanized or continued to stay in poor situations. The dogs are rescued and trained in a loving environment, and once placed with a handler, will be given a purpose and remain with that handler in their "forever home."

 

Mental Health Benefits to Investigators and Victims:

Investigators working in child pornography cases often state that having to see the material and victims day in and day out takes a toll on their mental health and well being. Known as secondary Trauma. We have been told by investigators who currently have K-9 partners that their stress levels and well being have greatly improved due to the companionship of the K-9. While the K-9 is a great tool in locating devices in cases, the dogs are also used in the office to help investigators decompress and get their minds off of the images and predators they deal with day in and day out. The K-9s have also been useful in the comforting of child victims during interviews, as well as de-escalating the scene during a search warrant involving child victims.

 
Additional Benefits to Law Enforcement:

When asking investigators of internet crimes against children if they believe they get all of the evidence at a search warrant, overwhelmingly they replied that they never feel as if they were able to locate it all. This fact weighs heavily on officers and investigators involved in these types of crimes. The use of the K-9 has added confidence and peace of mind to the investigators that they are locating all of the devices and are able to leave a scene knowing that victims haven’t been left behind. The K-9s save investigators time, as search warrants can often take many hours or even days to complete. Utilizing the K-9s help eliminate some of the time investigators have to spend in less than desirable conditions in some of these warrants.

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The Electronic Detection K9s diet is extremely important to their performance and overall health, that is why we had chosen Nature's Select for the Electronic Detection K9s and our own pets.  Natures Select - A Natural Dog Food that offers you and your pet the best quality at a reasonable price.   

Sponsors That Brought Electronic Detection K9 Queue Into Greenville.

Dabo's All In Foundation
Nature's Select
Cowart Awards
Ruth's Chris Steak House
International Plastics
Southern First Bank
The Capital Corporation
Harper Construction
Integrity Animal Hospital
Carolina Media Group
Gibson Retirement Planning
Eastern Industrial Supplies
Greenville Journal
Eastside Transportation
Reality Link
Saskatoons Lodge