Talk involves his work on crimes against children

The community is invited to attend a lecture on March 13 by an FBI agent who works as a profiler in the bureau’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, which deals with crimes against children.

FBI sealSupervisory Special Agent Mike Yoder will visit California State University, Monterey Bay for a talk on “Child Molesters in Their Words: What Can We Learn?,” about his work in the area of forensic psychology and sex offenders. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Yoder has worked for the FBI for 16 years; currently, he provides guidance on areas of online sexual exploitation of children, missing/abducted children, child pornography and cyberbullying.

In addition to conducting case consultations on active and cold cases for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, he also provides training and conducts research in those areas to gain a deeper understanding of the behavior of offenders who commit crimes against child victims.

Prior to his current assignment, he led the FBI’s Safe Child Task Force in Atlanta, and was the coordinator of a group of agents and local police officers dedicated to investigating online child sex offenders and those engaged in child pornography.

The 6 p.m. talk will be held in the University Center, located on Sixth Avenue at B Street. It’s free, but attendees are asked to RSVP to Heather Wilde at 831-582-4332.

A parking permit must be purchased from a machine in the parking lot. Driving directions and a campus map