Ashton Kutcher Voyeur at Police Raid for Child Pornography

Real Men Don't Buy GirlsAshton Kutcher is branching out from child sex trafficking and child sex slavery to child pornography, undoubtedly on the advice of publicists who want him associated with all things scarily sexy about children.

This guaranteed-to-win project contributes to the blurring of distinctions amongst people who sell sex, no matter what age they are. Distinctions are necessary if one would like as many different people as possible to enjoy autonomy and rights, and one would think most people would like that, but alas they don’t when exchanging money for sex is concerned. Does Ashton care? He once said (on David Letterman’s show) that strippers and porn stars are not sex trafficking victims, for which he was slammed by the anti-prostitution people at Change.org, so maybe his team has abandoned that ship.

Being part of police raids is clearly the In Thing for Rescuers. Nicholas Kristof went giddy over the AK-47s he saw at Somaly Mam’s raid, and Mira Sorvino said playing a New York cop-turned-Border-Patrol-agent in a TV mini-series called Human Trafficking gave her the ‘opportunity to combine my social work with my acting’. Social work? So I am hardly surprised that Ashton asked to tag along on a police raid of pedophile homes in California (if that is really what they were, which is not proven).

But something creepy is getting normalised here: Celebrities now routinely side with police in order to show their seriousness about trafficking, and, in a circular move, get their knowledge about trafficking from the police. Ashton won’t have known anything about the people whose homes were invaded except what the cops told him (he wasn’t allowed inside). But he doesn’t have to know more, because this is a publicity stunt – a show that is showier if done with an agency pretentiously called The Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. What happened to Hollywood’s historic liberal slant that caused actors and writers to stand up against big government? Gone with the wind of trafficking.

Ashton Kutcher Rides Along During DOJ Child Porn Bust

Sajid Farooq, 24 February 2012, NBC Bay Area

The Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children task force had a special guest riding along with them when the agency arrested five people Thursday on suspicion of downloading child pornography. The task force, which is run by the Department of Justice and is made up of both federal and local law enforcement officers, was joined by actor Ashton Kutcher during the crackdown. The “Two and a Half Men” star founded the DNA Foundation with Demi Moore, which aims to help end child sex slavery.

Jose Garcia, the public information officer for the San Jose Police Department, confirmed that Kutcher was part of the ride along, which involved more than 70 detectives from 23 different law enforcement agencies. “Mr. Kutcher observed the operation on behalf of the DNA Foundation,” he said. “Current case law and San Jose Police Department policy prohibits civilian ride along and observers from entering residences during search warrants or other police enforcement action. Mr. Kutcher did not enter any residences and was not involved in any enforcement action.” He refused to elaborate on why the actor chose to do the ride along. A request for a comment from the foundation was not immediately answered.

But Kutcher’s organization initiated the request for the ride along and he was joined by the foundation’s director, according to Garcia. “The DNA Foundation reached out to SVICAC on the recommendation of a Silicon Valley company that is already working with federal law enforcement on similar investigations,” Garcia said.

The officers searched seven homes in Larkspur, Novato, Fairfax, San Rafael and unincorporated Marin County and seized a number of computers and other evidence as Kutcher awaited their return. In all, four men and one 16-year-old were arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Laura Agustín, the Naked Anthropologist

14 thoughts on “Ashton Kutcher Voyeur at Police Raid for Child Pornography

    1. Laura Agustín

      I think Seagal is in a faraway more serious category, a person actually identifying with policing and knowing martial arts. Kutcher, Sorvino and Kristof are doing something else.

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  1. JR

    From comments I’ve seen around the internet, it seems like many people believe that if you want to hook up with an underage girl, all you have to do is go to Backpage and take your pick. There is a huge market out there for underage sex slaves, so it’s easy to find them. Except those people never actually bother to look at such ads. There are no ads for underage girls. Someone I know said he’s been looking at prostitution ads in the US for over 30 years and has never seen an ad for an underage girl. I’ve looked at many ads in Mexico and in Spain, and there too, nothing about underage girls.

    So, logistically speaking, I’m not sure how Kutcher and his fans think this works. The more underground and hidden you go into the internet to avoid law enforcement detection, the less your potential clients know that you even exist. How a huge underage sex slave market can function like this, I don’t know.

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  2. Laura Agustín

    No one advertises underage girls but there is coded language that buyers pick up: that much is not untrue. Whether the workers trying to attract customers who want the young actually are that young is not known. Then there are the photos, used famously against Craigslist, journalists hounding Craig with examples of girls who looked too young. Are the people behind the pictures too young? Not known either.

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  3. sam

    I saw the comments on Change.org. only 361 signed and 3 comments.
    so i am hopeful that Ashton might be changing directions to a more lagit effort. There won`t be as much to do as the numbers will be mush ,much lower, but he might be getting the idea of what a “free and open society ” is supposed to be.

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  4. Sheldon

    The anti-prostitution person at Change.com, Diane Grandmaison, was a porn actress named Desi Foxx, who pimped out her own daughter, Elli Foxx, bringing her into the same business that she now condemns. In fact, they even performed in the same hardcore productions, i.e., the Mother-Daughter Exchange Club series from Girlfriends Films.

    They sound like people Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher’s predecessor on “Two and a Half Men”, would enjoy.

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      1. Sheldon

        His character is required to be a “bad boy”. In fact, in his debut, he pranced around nude(with a blurred screen covering up the naughty bits) while other characters noted how “well-hung” he is.

        Ah, the irony of how Kutcher is making his money now while posing as a rescuer.

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        1. Laura Agustín

          Is he coming across less bad, in some moral way, than charlie sheen was? are they making some sort of distinction? or is it really the same character still? i assume he won’t be doing commercial-sex jokes, though.

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          1. Sheldon

            I have not seen every episode, just the “important” ones. It’s not one of my favorites, although if the MacArthur Foundation awarded me a genius grant, I’d watch just about anything.

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