Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ashton Kutcher makes emotional appeal to US senators to tackle child sexual abuse

Actor Ashton Kutcher has given an emotional speech to US senators as he called for more action to tackle child sexual abuse.

The Hollywood star discussed progress in combating modern slavery in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington.

Kutcher, 39, co-founded the organisation Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, which builds software to fight human trafficking.

The "Spotlight" tool, which Kutcher said has helped identify 6,000 victims in six months, was created after a 2012 sex trafficking survey found that 63 percent of underage victims reported being bought or sold online.

The visibly emotional actor - who has two young children with actress Mila Kunis - said: "I've been on FBI raids where I've seen things that no person should ever see.

"I've seen video content of a child that's the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia.

"And this child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play."  (more...)

Might be a fine place to begin draining the swamp:

Rank hath its privileges

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