Pat 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. He managed an office twenty of prosecutors and support staff, and worked with the nation’s ninety-three United States Attorneys to initiate and coordinate federal prosecutions.
During his 33 years as a lawyer, he 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 is a legal consultant to non-profit organizations on child sexual exploitation, sexual trafficking, pornography, indecency, and related matters. 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 special counsel to the Alliance Defense Fund of Arizona, a national public interest law firm, where he works as a legal expert on obscenity, indecency, pornography and the protection of communities from sexually oriented businesses. He served as counsel to the Guardian of Angels Foundation in Colorado, which targets child sex abuse and as law enforcement director for Capitol Cities Partners, Washington, D.C., on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rescue and Restore Campaign advising federal and state law enforcement officials on human trafficking. 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.
Mr. Trueman has served as chief of staff to a Member of the United States Congress and, in his legal practice, has represented clients needing appropriations and other help from Congress.
From 1976 to 1982, he was Executive Director and General Counsel to Americans United for Life, a national public interest law firm in Chicago.
He lives just outside Washington, D.C., is married to Laura Clay Trueman, and has three children, Patrick, Claire, and Elizabeth.