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FBI honors Colo. group that helps trafficked teens

Published On: Nov 26 2013 07:42:36 AM CST
DENVER -

A Colorado group that helps teen girls rescued from prostitution is being honored by the FBI.

The FBI's Denver field office is presenting Restore Innocence with its community leadership award Tuesday. Founded by Jason and Michelle Korth in 2010, the group distributes bags of clothes, toiletries and food to teen victims of human trafficking found by law enforcement in over 30 states.

The Christian-based group also provides counseling and shelter in Colorado Springs to girls who have been through treatment programs and are trying to adjust to normal life. Many of them were runaways who were abused before being coerced into prostitution.

The FBI says agents and police departments are on track to recover over 60 trafficked teens in Colorado and Wyoming this year, up from 49 last year.

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