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The quick thinking of an Uber driver in his second month on the job helped police save a 16-year-old girl and led to the arrests of two women on pimping and pandering charges.
In a drive that took less than 15 minutes, Uber driver Keith Avila first noticed the girl in the front seat — who he took for 12 years old —was wearing a very short skirt that did not seem age appropriate, he told KCRA in Sacramento.
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First thing you want to do is ask: Do you have any weapons? When you’re hugging him, just ask, do you have any weapons? Pat him down. Pat him down while you’re hugging him. Get the donation, first. Before you start touching him, going in there, get the donation first,” Avila said the women in the backseat told the girl.
“We need to make this money. We need to make this money,” Avila told CBS Sacramento.
Avila said he dropped his three passengers off at a hotel and then called police. Elk Grove police credited him with the tip that led to the arrests of Destiny Tenaya Pettway, 25, and Maria Westley, 31. Both are from Sacramento.
The girl in the front seat is a 16-year-old who had been reported as a missing person, the Sacramento Bee reported.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: seasonal
Bless this man's heart and courage and sense of responsibility to his fellow man (or girl as the case may be).
I am so disturbed that these pimpesses felt comfortable even discussing such things so openly. They're obviously dumb as rocks, but did they really think that no one (in particular the driver) would care? That he would just let it slide? Or do they think they're invisible? I guess I'm glad they did, since it got them caught, but WTH were they thinking???
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —
An Uber driver who suspected child sex trafficking might be taking place in his vehicle reported it to police Monday. He said the signs were obvious and he couldn’t stay silent.
* Uber driver thwarts child sex trafficking
* Crisis intervention agency WEAVE hails Uber driver, encourages public to look for similar signs
* Two women sit in jail, with each one’s bail set at more than $500,000
A used a cab to take us to a sight seeing destination in the early hours, so it's me and all these high school girls and my aunt. Dude straight up asked us if we were prostitutes, like it wasn't even a thing to have 15 year old sex workers and maybe he was interested kind of thing. These were fresh faced girls from Montana, and I was only 20 at the time and I've always been small, so I get mistaken for younger than I am.
My aunt came unglued. It was epic. I think drivers probable see a lot of this and look the other way.
originally posted by: paraphi
Just a question for clarification.
This involves a 16 year old. How does that make it "child sex" and paedophilia as declared by the OP?
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Necrobile
We are a country of laws, if she is 16, nail the 2 super genius pimps and put them in prison.
I don't think the question was asked becasue the person is a pedo. Very good question about age, what ever the law is though, they broke it.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
There are statutes that break down the violation with age in mind. Make no mistake, this is illegal. And the 2 "pimps" will do hard time for the things you mentioned.
Simply asking a question related to age in this doesn't make someone a pedo.