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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Spout Bogus Stats About Underage Sex Trafficking

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 6:25 PM

If ever there were a cause that every single right-thinking person on the planet would line up to rally around, it'd be underage sex trafficking. So it's no big surprise that Hollywood celebs would get in on the action.

With their nonprofit, the DNA Foundation, and its "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" public-service ad campaign, Ashton Kutcher and wife Demi Moore are front and center, spreading the word about the scourge of child sex slavery.

But like so many others who have taken up the cause, Kutcher and Moore are trumpeting inflated statistics that peg the number of pimped-out and sexually exploited minors in the U.S. alone at somewhere between 100,000 and 300,000 each year.

In researching "Real Men Get Their Facts Straight," the latest installment of our investigative series "The Truth Behind Sex Trafficking," Village Voice Media reporters spent two months compiling law-enforcement data from three dozen of America's largest cities.

Those statistics revealed that arrests for child prostitution nationwide total 8,263 -- for the past decade.

Clearly, something doesn't compute.

Click the link to read VVM's latest exposé on the shoddy math that fuels the outrage at underage sex trafficking.

Or click through to the jump to watch a sampling of the DNA Foundation's ads, which feature Kutcher, Sean Penn and other stars...

"Real Men Know How to Use an Iron," featuring Sean Penn:

"Real Men Do Their Own Laundry," featuring Ashton Kutcher:
"Real Men Know How to Use the Remote," featuring Jamie Foxx:
"Real Men Don't Juggle Cats," featuring Steve Martin:
Oh, wait. That last one's not part of the DNA Foundation's campaign. Sorry!

Click the link to read VVM's latest exposé on the shoddy math that fuels the outrage at underage sex trafficking.

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