Kelly Liberti

Ms. Kelly Liberti

at Eagle Security Group
1380 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 202
Fredericksburg , VA 22401
Mobile: 540-314-0731
Office: 540-642-1615
Introduction

Kelly Liberti is a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent who specialized in the investigation of Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC and CAC) matters, including Child Abduction, Missing Children, Child Sex Trafficking, Sexual Abuse, Child Exploitation and Child Pornography. Ms. Liberti was the lead agent on many of Cleveland’s high profile criminal cases and was responsible for the identification, arrest and conviction of a serial child abductor and the prosecution of a sex and drug trafficking ring to include the Justin Christian serial child abductor case, the Jeremy Mack sex trafficking matter and “Operation Airball”, a high-profile public corruption case. She is well versed in the many ways online predators use technology and social media apps to seduce and entrap children. As a member and team leader of the FBI’s elite Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) Team, Ms. Liberti deployed across the United States to assist local and state departments whenever a child went missing and worked high profile abduction cases such as those involving Jayme Closs, Gina Dejesus and Amanda Berry. She ran and participated in multiple undercover operations and was a primary crisis/hostage negotiator for the Cleveland Division for 20 years. National news outlets, including Fox News, CNN and People Magazine, have covered Ms. Liberti’s cases and she has provided interviews to numerous local media outlets.

Ms. Liberti conducted hundreds of interviews of subjects and victims and is very comfortable on the stand where she has testified numerous times before Federal Grand Juries as well as at local, state and Federal trials.

With her intimate working knowledge and experience in the law enforcement investigative process, Ms. Liberti not only serves as an educator, keynote speaker and violent crimes against children expert for Eagle Security Group, but also provides case consultation, investigative support, litigation support and expert witness testimony for active and cold cases in the areas of: Violent Crimes Against Children including Infant and Child Abduction or Kidnapping, False Allegation of Child Abduction, Missing Children/Missing Persons, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Exploitation and Pornography, Child Sex Trafficking, and Crisis Negotiations as well as providing Independent Reviews of Forensic Interviews, Cold Cases and Missing Persons Cases.


Areas of Expertise
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Criminology
  • Family Law
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Violent Crimes

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: - Child & Adolescent Forensic Interviewer 2010 – present
- Bachelor of Science from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
- Previously Held Security Clearance: Top Secret

ACCOLADES, RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

● Letter of Appreciation - SAC, FBI Milwaukee for Jayme Closs Kidnapping case
● Certificate of Recognition - Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
● Certificates of Achievement - FBI Director James B. Comey
● Certificates of Achievement - FBI Director Louie Freeh
● Certificates of Achievement - FBI Director Robert Mueller
● Certificates of Appreciation - Ohio Auto Theft Investigators Association
● Letter of Appreciation - Assistant Director, Critical Incident Response Group
● Letter of Appreciation - Chief, Shaker Heights, OH Police Department
● Letter of Appreciation - Commander, Cleveland Heights Police Academy
● Letter of Appreciation - SAC, FBI Cleveland
● Certificate of Appreciation - Ohio Identification Officers Association
● Certificate of Commendation - FBI Director Louie Freeh
● Certificate of Special Recognition - SAC, FBI Atlanta
● Performance Awards - SAC, FBI Cleveland
● Letter of Appreciation - Stark County, OH Prosecuting Attorney
● Letter of Commendation - Deputy Chief, Cleveland Police Department
● Letter of Commendation - United States Attorneys Office, Northern District of Ohio
● Letter of Appreciation - SAC, FBI Pittsburgh
● Letter of Appreciation - Sergeant, Wood County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office
● Letter of Appreciation - Captain, Lorain, Ohio Police Department
● Recognition of Service Award - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
● Letter of Appreciation - Law Enforcement Training Office, Ohio Police Officer Training Academy
● Letter of Appreciation - Mahoning Valley Chiefs of Police Association
● Special Commendation - Cleveland Division of Police
● Letter of Appreciation - Ohio State Highway Patrol
● Certificate of Appreciation - Chief, Elyria, OH Police Department
● Letter of Appreciation - 4-H Youth Development, Ohio State University Extension, Lorain County

Please see CV for complete listing of Ms. Liberti's qualifications, experience, assignments, education, testifying experience and more.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Society of Former Special Agents: 2018 – present
Cleveland Chapter of Society of Former Special Agents: 2019
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: As a certified FBI Police Instructor and Adjunct Instructor for 20 years, Kelly Liberti excels at teaching others and has instructed hundreds of local, state and federal officers in the areas of Crimes Against Children (CAC), including abduction response and protocols, false allegation of child and infant abductions, interview and interrogation techniques, and how to conduct a missing child investigation, as well as media relations and crisis negotiations (such as de-escalation/active listening/crisis intervention/fundamentals of negotiations/demands and deadlines). She routinely provided commentary at press conferences and interviews on FBI matters and cases including multiple high publicity cases that were covered nationally and has been mentioned and quoted in numerous articles as the case agent and author of affidavits. Ms. Liberti also consults with authors writing books featuring the FBI.

Following her retirement from the FBI, she founded a company that provides child forensic interviewing, instruction and consultation to law enforcement agencies and child welfare groups. As a highly qualified forensic interviewer of children, Ms. Liberti understands the intricacies involved in finding the truth.

Please see CV for complete listing of Ms. Liberti's qualifications, experience, assignments, education, testifying experience and more.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Kelly Liberti provides case consultation, investigative support, litigation support and expert witness testimony for active and cold cases in the areas of: Violent Crimes Against Children including Infant and Child Abduction or Kidnapping, False Allegation of Child Abduction, Missing Children/Missing Persons, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Exploitation and Pornography, and Child Sex Trafficking, as well as providing Independent Reviews of Forensic Interviews, Cold Cases and Missing Persons Cases. In addition, she is available for speaking engagements and training not only for the above mentioned areas, but also related to Crisis Negotiations/Crisis Intervention. Provides consulting, case strategy, reports, site inspections and testimony at deposition or trial.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact Eagle Security Group for details.


References

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