Women arrested thanks to Uber driver charged with pimping teen

Keith Avila, who had barely surpassed his one-month mark with Uber, picked up two women and a girl from Oak Park with the intention of taking them to a hotel in Elk Grove. Their instructions reportedly included telling her to "pat him down for weapons while hugging him" and "get the donation from him" before anything happened.

During the ride, the conversation between the women and the girl, as well as her attire, alarmed him. He said in the video he couldn't just drop them off and drive away like nothing happened, so as soon as they exited his auto, he called police.

"This girl looked like she was 12 years old", the Uber driver said. Police were able to bring her home, thanks to Avila's call.

Police soon arrived at the scene and detained the two women, who turned out to be 25-year-old Destiny Pettway and 31-year-old Maria Westley.

Authorities then discovered 20-year-old Disney Vang with the 16-year-old victim upon entering the hotel room. "They said what they said, and it's one of those things that you just do".

Follow Hannah on Twitter. That's when he suspected that he had found himself as a witness to a sex trafficking operation.

"I looked at her in the yes".

The alleged john, Disney Vang, was arrested on suspicions of sexual activity with a minor, and has since been released.

Women are often used as recruiters, she said, because there is an easy way of establishing trust with a female victim.

The driver became concerned after he heard the women, later identified as Destiny Pettway, 25, and Maria Westly, 31, giving the runaway girl odd advice.

"He could have said nothing - went on his way, collected his fare", Trim told KXTL.

Before dropping them off at a Holiday Inn Express, the driver became concerned after hearing the pimps talking to the youngster - who was dressed suggestively. "Not when you're doing child sex trafficking". Authorities are now trying to locate her parents or guardians, and until then, she will reportedly remain in an "alternative housing situation".