(STL.News) – United States Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger has accepted an invitation to join the Law Enforcement Advisory Council for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
“I am humbled, grateful, and inspired to join NCMEC’s Law Enforcement Advisory Council,” said Terwilliger. “As a federal prosecutor, I spent multiple years pursuing sex traffickers of children and working closely with the survivors of this modern day slavery. There were no more righteous or rewarding cases than those that brought child predators to justice. The Eastern District of Virginia is a national leader in prosecuting online child exploitation offenses, ranking 3rd nationally in 2019. As a result, EDVA and NCMEC have already forged a strong partnership. This opportunity to serve on the Advisory Council will further strengthen that bond and increase collaboration. NCMEC is a first class operation and I look forward to supporting their life-saving work in any way possible.”
John Clark, CEO and President of NCMEC, said that he is pleased Terwilliger accepted an invitation to join the law enforcement advisory council.
“We are honored to have United States Attorney Terwilliger accept a position on NCMEC’s advisory council,” said Clark. “Terwilliger will serve as the only federal prosecutor currently part of the council and will bring unmatched perspective regarding crimes against children. The members of the law enforcement advisory council are critically important to NCMEC’s mission of finding missing and sexually exploited children. We look forward to expanding our collaborative efforts to continue to make the world safer for children.”
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Law Enforcement Advisory Council is comprised of federal law enforcement agencies, the National Sheriff’s Association, National District Attorneys Association and the State Attorney General Association. The advisory council provides their law enforcement expertise as subject matter experts to NCMEC.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.