Sacramento Uber driver saves teen girl from sex trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Sacramento Uber driver is being credited for helping save a 16-year-old girl from the child, the forced prostitution.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( ) that director Keith Avila picked up two women and a teenager, and hear them talk about delivering the girl to a “John” and getting money from him.

As soon as Avila dropped them off at a hotel, he called the police and began the live streaming on Facebook.

Elk Grove Police spokesman Officer Chris Trim said that police arrested 25-year-old Destiny Pettway and the 31-year-old Mary Westley. They were later arrested and charged.

The police found the teenager with the 20-year-old Disney-Catch in a hotel room. Vang was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor and was released. The victim was a runaway. Authorities are trying to find her parents or guardians.

Uber thanked Avila for his quick thinking.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee,

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