“Susan” – testimony before Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography, 1985

“Susan” testified in 1985 about the sexual abuse and mistreatment she suffered in her past, describing how her stepfather used pornography and violence to abuse and mistreat her, and how she strove to overcome that mistreatment. The role of pornography in facilitating and encouraging child abuse is painfully evident in her story, and her overcoming of the abuse she suffered is amazing.

Read full personal account here.

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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