Protecting the Innocent
FBI Intelligence Analyst Jamie Konstas has made major inroads fighting child sex trafficking in the United States by helping build, manage and utilize a groundbreaking national online database that allows federal, state and local law enforcement officials to access detailed information about pimps and child victims.
Konstas' innovative national database helps authorities identify child victims of prostitution, collect and track intelligence regarding suspected pimps, and build investigations. Her work has led to the recovery of more than 1,000 child victims and the successful prosecutions of more than 500 pimps and predators.
Prior to the advent of the database, which now has some 22,000 records, local law enforcement authorities had few resources to help them track down exploited children or share information, especially when these children were taken across state lines.