COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Colorado Springs have arrested a man accused in a child prostitution case.
According to police, last September detectives were contacted by a man who believed his teenage daughter may be involved in juvenile prostitution.
“After a complex human trafficking investigation was completed, it was determined that several juvenile females from Colorado Springs were being trafficked across the Front Range,” police said in a statement.
Last Friday Kavion Lydell Powell, 28, was arrested in the connection with the case.
“It was determined during the investigation that Powell participated in advertising juvenile females for commercial sex acts. He transported them to complete the acts and collected the money,” police said.
Powell faces the following charges:
- Inducement of Child Prostitution, a Class 3 Felony
- Soliciting for Child Prostitution, a Class 3 Felony
- Procurement of a Child, a Class 3 Felony
- Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, a Class 4 Felony
Additional Information From Colorado Springs Police
The Human Trafficking Team of the Colorado Springs Police Department is focused on identifying and recovering victims of sex trafficking, and enforcing the law as it relates to both the johns and traffickers of these victims. It is imperative to remain vigilant in the protection of all youth and adult victims alike. Notifying law enforcement of potential victims and criminal organizations has proven to assist in the recovery and treatment of such victims. If you believe you have details regarding human trafficking in our area, please notify the Colorado Springs Police Department immediately at (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.