In early 2005, his concern brought Ricky to the aid of tsunami orphans. He says he became involved in fighting child exploitation after working in an Indian orphanage. "I had the opportunity to meet with victims of child trafficking," he says. "I rescued three girls from the streets that were literally living in a plastic bag. They were two days away from being trafficked."
"I started educating myself about this issue and then I realized how intense it is," he says. "We're talking about raping children. … The governments need to do something. We need to change laws."