Three people were arrested in Elk Grove, California Monday after an Uber driver led police to a missing child who was forced into sex trafficking at a local hotel.
As reported by ABC 10 News, the Elk Grove Police Department received a call from Uber driver Keith Avila who had driven three people, including the 16-year-old female victim, to an Elk Grove hotel believed to be involved in some kind of prostitution.
Upon arrival, police arrested 25-year-old Destiny Pettway and 31-year-old Maria Westley, who police said arranged for the victim to meet with a man. The man was later arrested along with 20-year-old Disney Vang after determining they were involved in unlawful sexual activity with the girl at the hotel.
The 16-year-old, who was reported as a missing person, was taken to an alternative housing location.
Avila said one of the women was coaching the the 16-year-old girl in the car on what to do once they entered the hotel room. After he dropped the group off at the hotel, he called police.
Avila said he felt it was important to raise awareness on what happened and shared his story on Facebook Live, which has since gone viral.