Retired agent Jim Clemente served in the FBI for 22 years. Prior to joining the FBI, Clemente was a prosecutor in the Child Sex Crimes Prosecution Team in the Bronx, New York. His first FBI duty assignment was in the New York Field Division’s Joint FBI/NYPD Sexual Exploitation of Children Task Force. After assignments in Little Rock Division and the Washington Field Office, Clemente was appointed as a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, VA. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams, Jim Clemente is interviewed as a follow-up to prior episodes focused on child abductions and child sexual predators. As a nationally recognized expert in the fields of sex crimes investigations, sex offender behavior and child pornography, he has investigated and consulted on thousands of cases involving serial murder, serial rape, child abduction, sex crimes, homicide, threats, bombings and the sexual victimization of children. In his work, he has interviewed hundreds of victims and offenders. He is a host of the popular true crime podcast Real Crime Profile and also serves as a writer and producer for Criminal Minds, the long-running CBS FBI crime drama. Jim Clemente is the author of the crime novel Without Consent, a fictionalized account of his personal loss of innocence at the hands of a child sex offender.
Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)
11/16/1987 – 10/30/2009
The following are links to FBI overviews about child abductions:
Investigating Child Abductions – FBI CARD Team Plays a Vital Role
Child Abductions – When Custody Issues Lead to Violence
For those interested in learning more about how to prevent and increase awareness of the sexual victimization of children, Jim Clemente recommends the following resources:
Paterno family site to raise awareness about child sexual victimization – Paterno – The Record
Advocate for athlete welfare – Safe 4 Athletes
Preventing the sexual abuse of children – Stop It Now!
Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men – Male Survivor
Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis by Kenneth V. Lanning, M.S. (Former FBI Profiler)