DENVER - Five people have been charged with trafficking a 13-year-old girl into prostitution, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
The charges are the result of an 8-month investigation by the Denver Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force.
The charges allege the group found a 13-year-old runaway, some sexually assaulted her and then she was transported to another location where she was forced to prostitute herself.
Cyril "Jazz" Packer, 27, and Desiree "Dez" Gallimore, 23, are both charged with trafficking in children, pandering of a child, inducement of child prostitution, procurement of a child and other felony counts.
Socrates "Chrome" Packer, 30, is charged with pandering of a child, inducement of child prostitution, procurement of a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexual assault on a child.
Mack McCray, 41, is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and Earl Williams, 24, is charged with inducement of child prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and being an habitual criminal. McCray was arrested in Oklahoma.
The charges allege that Williams approached the 13-year-old runaway last year and introduced her to McCray and Socrates Packer, who is also accused of sexually assaulting her. McCray is accused of assisting by transporting her to a location in furtherance of later acts of prostitution.
The five defendants are in custody and will appear in Denver County Court next week to be advised of the charges.