Colorado Springs Police rescue two girls, arrest man in human-trafficking investigation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Thanks to a tip from a concerned father, Colorado Springs Police say they rescued two girls being forced into prostitution and arrested one man.

The investigation started five months ago.

"In September of 2013, the Colorado Springs Police Department was contacted by an individual who believed his teenage daughter may be involved in juvenile prostitution," Colorado Springs police officials said. "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 they recovered two juvenile females and arrested 28-year-old Kavion Lydell Powell.

"It was determined during the investigation that Powell participated in advertising the juvenile females for commercial sex acts, transporting them to complete the sex acts and collecting money as a result," police said.

Powell was arrested on suspicion on inducement of child prostitution, soliciting for child prostitution, procurement of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police did not say if the initial father's daughter was involved with Powell.

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