Ashton Kutcher has given an emotional speech, imploring US officials to do more to end child sexual abuse.
The actor and tech investor, a father-of-two, was visibly tearful as he discussed progress in combating modern slavery in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington DC.
Kutcher revealed that his team received a call from the Department of Homeland Security, a plea for help to find a seven-year-old girl after footage of her being sexually abused was ‘spread around the dark web’.
‘She’d been abused for three years and they’d watched her for three years and they could not find the perpetrator. Asking us for help,’ he said.
‘We were the last line of defence. An actor and his foundation were the potential last line of defence.
‘That’s my day job and I’m sticking to it.’
Here is the full length version of the video:
Kutcher said becoming a parent had propelled his crusade against trafficking.
‘The right to pursue happiness for so many is stripped away, it’s raped, it’s abused, it’s taken by force, fraud or coercion – it is sold for the momentary happiness of another.’
You can donate to Kutcher’s organisation here: https://www.wearethorn.org/
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