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Press Release

December 2, 2008

PTC Welcomes Patrick Trueman to its Advisory Board


LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2008) – The Parents Television Council™ welcomes Patrick Trueman to its Advisory Board.  Mr. Trueman is a legal consultant to non-profit organizations on child sexual exploitation, sexual trafficking, pornography, indecency, and related matters.


“We are grateful that Pat Trueman has joined the PTC Advisory Board.  Given his background with protecting children, we believe that he will bring a wealth of expertise to our organization and we look forward to working with him.  He is a true advocate for the well-being of children and his work coincides perfectly with the mission of the PTC to protect children from sex, violence and profanity in the media,” said PTC President Tim Winter.


The PTC Advisory Board consists of national public-policy and entertainment leaders across the ideological spectrum, united by the common goal of helping the PTC to protect children from graphic and gratuitous programming and to restore responsibility to the entertainment industry.


Mr. Trueman is the former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, U. S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. from 1988 to 1993.  While there, he supervised the prosecution of child sex crimes, child pornography, and obscenity. 


“I have long admired the work of the Parents Television Council and am now anxious to use my experience and skills to help with the vital work of the organization,” Mr. Trueman said.


During his 33 years as a lawyer, Mr. Trueman has litigated cases at all levels of the federal system, including in the United States Supreme Court.  He is an advisor to many municipalities on First Amendment law and has helped draft sexually oriented business ordinances to end or curb the impact of pornography shops, strip clubs, and related businesses.


He serves as counsel to the Paul & Lisa Program of Connecticut, whose mission is to provide prevention, early intervention, and advocacy for children, teens, and adults who have been sexually victimized through commercial exploitation.  He has served as counsel to American Family Association, Family Research Council, and Morality in Media.  He has trained the public, police, prosecutors, and judges on child sex abuse, child pornography, obscenity, and sexual trafficking.  He has published and lectured on the effects of television sex and violence on the family.

To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver (ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.

The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.




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