KUSA - Tamra Farah calls it a "modern form of slavery."
“Human trafficking is here, and it's now, and it needs to stop,” she said.
Farah and her organization, the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado, are on a mission to put a stop to the suffering in Denver and throughout the state.
They held an awareness and advocacy rally at the Colorado Capitol Thursday. They were joined by members of the state government, law enforcement, and even a survivor of sex trafficking, a woman named Sharee.
Sharee stood confidently and shared the horrors she experienced. As a victim, she endured everything from beatings, rape and sleep deprivation. She was forced to take drugs and had food withheld from her as punishment.
She was 16 years old when the Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force rescued her from a hotel on Colfax.