Finding Ruby | The Trespass | 3
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"Who exactly is on the other side of the webcam? We come face to face with the kind of men exploiting Ruby. "

Just who are these perpetrators who commit this heinous crime, and why? This episode opens a little differently: from the point of view of an overseas perpetrator. If we want to combat this crime, we need to understand something about those who commit it.

We rejoin Ruby as she attempts for the first time to escape the online sex trafficking den.

Ruby reaches an all time low and turns to her last resource: prayer. 

Hope is on the horizon. Although Ruby has no way of knowing it, a team of rescuers is busy preparing the last steps to come for her and the other girls

You won’t want to miss what happens next. 

Issues this episode explores:

  • Who are these overseas consumers of OSEC? Is there one ‘type’ of perpetrator? Hint: the answer may shock you.
  • Is there any hope of change or rehabilitation for those who commit the crime?

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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised.

Please seek help if you need to.

To speak to a trained crisis supporter at Lifeline (24-hours): 131 114
To report a crime to the Australian Federal Police: 1800 333 000
For emergency assistance: 000

If you have suspicions about the occurrence of online sexual exploitation of children in your community, immediately report to:


Finding Ruby is a production of Cadence Productions.

Show written and edited by Nikki Florence Thompson and Rich Thompson. 
Additional production by Lydia Bowden, Anthea Godsmark, and Brendan Ridley. 
Sound design and mix by Rich Thompson and Brendan Ridley. 
Graphic design and social media by Sayaka Miyashita, Carla Moran, and Alyssa Sheridan. 
Director of photography is Brad Conomy. 
Matt Tooker is the executive producer.

Show Music
- "Homeland" by Searching for Light, featuring Jenna Carlie. 

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