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Police in California arrested two women on suspicion of pimping a 16-year-old girl after an Uber driver overheard them talking about an imminent meeting with a client, according to multiple reports.

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Elk Grove authorities were alerted around 7:45 p.m. Monday to the meeting at a Sacramento-area hotel. They were tipped off by Uber driver Keith Avila, who shared the news in a live video posted to Facebook.

“The police arrived fast. I mean, they don’t play,” Avila said. “Not when you’re doing child sex trafficking.”

Avila said he picked up two women, identified by Elk Grove police as Destiny Pettway, 25, and Maria Westley, 31, around 7:30 p.m. He noticed a young girl with the pair, who appeared to be about 12 years old.

“She had a really short skirt,” Avila told KCRA. “So you could see all her legs, and it struck me as odd because she was so young and she was dressing like that.”


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