Actress Demi Moore says more should be done to combat sexual exploitation of US children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Demi Moore says most Americans can't imagine that children are being sexually exploited and trafficked in the United States.

She says the common perception is that such sexual enslavement is more likely to take place in foreign countries.

Moore told a conference Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol that American girls are being bought and sold every day in the U.S. by people who are rarely prosecuted. The actress took part in a panel discussion focusing on the problem and why it's occurring.

Moore and her husband — Ashton Kutcher — recently started the Demi and Ashton Foundation to bring attention to the commercial sexual exploitation of children.