A little old, but still relevant NTL.

Traded & Trafficked: An Insight Podcast Special

You might not think child sex trafficking goes on where you live, but this type of crime reaches every corner of Colorado.

Last October, in just one high-profile bust, the FBI arrested over 100 people and recovered 84 young victims from all over the country. 17 of those victims came from Colorado, including a three-month-old and a five-year-old. A family friend had offered the two children to an undercover agent; $600 in exchange for sex.

In this story, we focus in on the problem of child sex trafficking in Colorado by examining three key questions: Who are the victims? Why do the traffickers do it? Is enough being done to stop these crimes?

Our investigation found that in some communities, what works is not always what gets done.

Chapter 1: The Victims

Rocky Mountain PBS analyzed statewide court data and found that 369 people were charged with crimes related to child sex-trafficking in Colorado from 2012 to 2017.

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