Fighting Back – Hunting Child Predators

Marisol Nichols at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, Author Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)

The TV series Law and Order:  Special Victims Unit and Riverdale could hardly be more different.  The first is a gritty crime drama.  The second is a teen melodrama based on the Archie Comics.

The two, however, have something in common:  a remarkable actress who takes part in real life FBI and other police “sting” operations targeting child predators [1].

Employing her acting skills, Marisol Nichols collaborates with law enforcement – sometimes in the role of a child, sometimes in the role of a distraught parent – to combat sex trafficking.  Texts and phone calls lure child molesters to motel rooms, where they can be arrested.

Nichols was, herself, sexually assaulted at 11 years of age.

The actress has since established a non-profit called Foundation for a Slavery Free World  Her non-profit produces Hollywood events to raise awareness of sex trafficking, and recognizes groups and individuals for their work in this field.

For her own work, Marisol Nichols received the President’s Distinguished Volunteer Service Award in 2017.

The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion” (Prov. 28: 1).

[1]  E!, “Riverdale Star Marisol Nichols’ Story of Hunting Child Predators Is Being Turned Into a TV Show” by Lauren Piester, 8/31/20,



Filed under Child Abuse, Child Molestation, Christianity, Emotional Abuse, Justice, Law, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Rape, Religion, sex trafficking, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Slavery

20 responses to “Fighting Back – Hunting Child Predators

  1. I hope these dramas get across to more people the importance to bring to an end sex trafficking and child abuse. Good post

  2. I wasn’t aware of this lady nor her foundation. Thank you for highlighting them both!

  3. Brian

    I wasn’t aware of her work! Thank you for recognizing her and sharing.

  4. Wow! I didn’t know that. That’s awesome.

  5. What a wonderful way to turn round a horrific experience so that an amazing amount of good results in the end!!! A truly inspiring woman.

  6. Francisco Bravo Cabrera

    Thank you so much Anna for such valuable information. I had no knowledge of this lady and of her work but I agree with you that anything and everything that can be done to bring awareness and to stop child exploitation is very valid and very needful. All the best and may you enjoy a lovely week ahead,

  7. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote

    That would take a tremendous amount of courage, especially after being victimized at such a young age.

  8. Now I want to know more about her. She’s doing tremendously great work.
    Thanks for sharing Anna.

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