This Uber Driver Saved A Girl From Sex Trafficking

This Uber Driver Saved A Girl From Sex Trafficking
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Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they drive Uber cars. An Uber driver named Keith Avila saved a 16-year old from sex trafficking.

It started out like a normal Uber ride.

Keith was driving around Sacramento, California and picked up two women and a girl wearing skimpy clothing. The young lady's outfit immediately made him feel suspicious.

“She looked like she was about 12,” Avila told People, “but she was wearing a short skirt that showed off her legs.”

The women then started lecturing the girl on sex acts and giving her tips on how to pat down a man while giving him a hug. They were also talking openly about delivering the girl to someone named "John" once they made it to the Holiday Inn that Keith was driving them to.

"When I heard that, it was so obvious," he shared with Independent. "There was no thought process. I'm going to call the police."

And that he did. Immediately after dropping them off, Keith contacted the authorities

"The worst thing I thought would happen when driving Uber is that I would be getting drunk passengers and I would have to handle them," he told NBC Latino. "All my life, I thought about people throwing up in the car as the worst scenario."

Once the police made it to the hotel, they arrested the two passengers in his car: Destiny Pettway and Maria Westley. They also arrested the intended "John" - it turns out it was a Disney Vang, and he was detained for attempting to have unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Keith Avila was contacted by a member of the Uber Safety Team to congratulate him for his work. He was also informed that the people involved in the incident have been permanently banned from using the ride sharing app.

"Maintaining the platform as a safe and comfortable place for both riders and driver partners is very important to us, and any incident that disrupts that experience for either party is one we take very seriously," the email read, according to NBC News. "We appreciate your professionalism in a difficult situation."

Check out the Keith's full account of the incident below: 

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