Recently Uber driver Keith Avila in Sacramento, California, saved 16-year-old teenager's life from a sex trafficking ring.
For Keith, his Monday's shift started out like any other day but he ended up helping out a needful teen girl from the depths of sex trafficking. Avila's quick and sharp observation and prompt action proved him as a little girl's angel.
Are you curious to know about it? Then keep reading.
Keith was heading towards the hotel Holiday Inn and meanwhile he heard the women openly talking about delivering the girl to a guy named 'John' and taking money from him. Suddenly, he discovered from their illicit conversation that a little girl's companions weren't her friends/family but pimps. And he took a note of it and smartly he kept a mum about it.
EIK Grove's Public Information Officer Chris Trim told NBC Latino that police had immediately arrived and detained these three accused when police found the teen trafficking victim in a hotel room with Disney Vang, 20. Pettway and Westly were arrested with the charges of pimping and pandering, and they were charged with $500,000 for their bail and Vang was arrested on suspicions of sexual activity with an underage teen and has been released now.
Avila started streaming to Facebook Live right after the police had arrived at the spot. His Live coverage to breaking up a child sex trafficking ring was viewed more than 1,20,000 times as of Thursday evening.
Keith, you are truly a hero, of course to that little teenager and her family but also for those out there who don't opt to show their courage at right times. Yes, you have set an example for many, Mr Avila.
Avila's wife, Guadalupe, 27 told to NBC Latino that we just want to take care of our son and want to educate him on the fact that this kind of thing can happen to boys as well and not only girls. Moreover, a member of the Uber Safety Team had reached out to Avila to congratulate him for his work and determined attitude and made sure that all three people who were involved in the incident will be permanently detained from Uber. Avila was reiterated in an email as well by one of Uber's representative, "We appreciate your professionalism in a difficult situation."
"We tend to think Human Trafficking as a foreign issue, not something that could happen here in our own backyards. But it's a fast-growing problem in the United States and every area, with no real defined demographic." - Lori Foster
No one can do everything, but at least everyone can do something (Just like Avila did). Take action now. Humans are not for sale, and if slavery is not wrong, then nothing is wrong in the whole Universe.
We really need more people like him in our society! Kudos, Mr Avila for all your sincere efforts!