- Friday, 10 March 2017
The actor Ashton Kutcher recently testified before Congress. Many are unaware that the press-dubbed ‘pretty’ boy who once dated actress Demi Moore, and that now has two children with actress Mila Kunis is also an active voice against human sex trafficking.
Kutcher is the co-founder of Thorn, an organization that has developed software to reduce human sex trafficking violation investigations for law enforcement from three years to three weeks. In his emotional testimony before members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he thanked the leaders in the fight to expose the magnitude of the problem, and talked about the importance of stopping the inbound and outbound pipelines which lead to sex abuse of women and children.
Kutcher tearfully said,
“I’ve seen things that no person should ever see. I’ve seen video content of a child that is the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia. This child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play.”
Kutcher noted that the marginalization of refugees, and society’s refusal to provide the most basic human need of love for people in numerous countries was leading to the epidemic of human trafficking.
Source: ABC News