Leemie Kahng-Sofer is a Program Manager within the Missing Children Division of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). She is based out of NCMEC's Texas Regional Office and oversees case management in the regional offices located in Lake Park, Florida, Rochester, New York and Austin, Texas. She is also responsible for the Division’s major initiatives such as the case management enterprise system as well as programs of work related to children missing from care, child sex trafficking and Project FIGHT (Federal Inspectors General Helping Team – Fighting for Long-Term Missing Children).
Prior to joining NCMEC, Leemie served as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in New York City where she investigated and prosecuted cases ranging from white-collar to violent crimes. She specialized in Asian gang extortion and kidnapping cases, and adult sex crimes cases. She later served as the Deputy Director of Legal Training as well as Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit. Leemie has also authored two chapters of a judicial bench book for the State of Pennsylvania covering Pennsylvania criminal statutes designed to protect children and protect the public from sexual offenders.