Sen. Sasse calls for Justice Department to investigate PornHub

Senator Ben Sasse called Monday for the Attorney General to investigate the website Pornhub. The senator said the site had promoted videos showing the sexual assault and rape of a victim of human trafficking.

“The foremost duty of the Department of Justice is to ensure the safety of the American people, especially the most vulnerable among us,” Sen. Sasse (R-Neb.) wrote in his letter to Attorney General Barr on March 9.

In the letter the senator asked for a federal investigation into the online pornography platform, and its owner MindGeek, citing the promotion of videos that exploited a trafficking victim.

In a statement on the letter released Tuesday, Sasse cited “several notable incidents over the past year” where Pornhub promoted content online “showing women and girls that were victims of trafficking being raped and exploited.”

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