Retired agent James Kyle served in the FBI for 28 years. He served in the Denver Division, Colorado Springs Resident Agency, the Newark Division, and the Philadelphia Division/Williamsport Resident Agency, where he initially worked violent crime, Bureau of Prison corruption, and drug cases. Later in his career, he specialized in investigation Crimes Against Children (CAC) violations.
How do you sit across from a person who has sexually abused a child and have a conversation with purpose?
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Jim Kyle reviews several of his child predator cases and the conversation with purpose interview strategy. Using this innovative investigative technique, he successfully investigated several hundred Crimes Against Children cases to include eight known Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) matters and numerous high profile sexual exploitation child pornography production subjects and sex rings, such as the international investigation into the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and the Pedophile Information Exchange (PIE) that resulted in the dismantling and disruption of 921 subjects in 23 countries and 22 States.
Jim traveled overseas to England, Netherlands, Spain, and other countries, to conduct the investigation in cooperation with law enforcement agencies within those countries and Interpol, assisting with cases involving the “Dark-Net” and specifically peer-to-peer targeting.
Prior to retiring from the FBI, Jim was a full-time instructor for New Agent Training (NAT) and FBI National Academy at the FBI Academy as a senior instructor in the Investigative Training Unit and a supervisory special agent with the Cyber Division/Training and Logistics Unit. Currently, Jim is employed as a senior instructor/contractor, with Time Solutions, LLC, where he is assigned as a course facilitator for the Directorate of Intelligence/FBI within the Targeting and Data Exploitation Unit.
Special Agent (Retired)
12/1/1986 – 08/22/2015
“I’m not here to be your friend, but I am going to be empathetic and respectful and build that trust, that agreeableness to get this conversation going. [I say this] whether it’s to a pedophile or a terrorist.”—Retired Agent Jim Kyle
The following are links to articles about the FBI Crimes Against Children program and cases where Jim Kyle testified as an expert witness and used the conversation with purpose concept:
FBI.gov Website: Crimes Against Children/Online Predators
Foster.com – 4/62010: FBI charges Newmarket man with making child porn
The Daily Item – 8/20/2008: FBI agent calls brother “cockroach” for crimes
During the episode, Jim Kyle mentions his mentor Ken Lanning several times. You can listen to Ken’s FBI Retired Case File Review interview here: