Man arrested in child prostitution case in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A 28-year-old Colorado Springs man has been arrested in connection with a human trafficking and child  prostitution investigation.

Last September, Colorado Springs Police were contacted by a man who believed his teenage daughter may have been involved in juvenile prostitution.

Police conducted a complex human trafficking investigation, determining that several juvenile females from Colorado Springs were be trafficked across the Front Range. 

Police said the investigation determined that 28-year-old Kavion Lydell Powell, of Colorado Spings, was a suspect in the case.  He is suspected of advertising  juvenile females for commercial sex acts and transporting them to complete the acts.  He then collected the money, police said Wednesday.

Working with the FBI, police located Powell in Colorado Springs and arrested him on suspicion of inducement of child prostitution, soliciting for child prostitution, procurement of a child and contributing to the delinquency of the a minor.

"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," police stated.

If you believe you have details regarding human trafficking in the Colorado Springs 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.  You do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.