Eight people involved in that ring were busted in December 2012, along with four johns. 5 received a four-year suspended prison sentence with four years of intensive supervised probation, followed by three years of parole.Other prosecutions are still underway, Colorado Attorney General spokeswoman Carolyn Tyler said.
Denver ranked fourth in the number of teens rescued, with nine juveniles, fewer than only San Francisco, Milwaukee and Detroit.
These are chilling statistics that indicate modern-day slavers continue to ply their trade in Colorado.
She was back on the street again last year after she and some friends went partying with men they met at a liquor store.
At the end of the night, the friends told her to go with the older men, and the strangers took her home to her grandmother’s.
Sixty-three percent of those arrested for trafficking and pimping offenses by the task force since January 2012 are documented gang members or associates.