Police: Pimp arrested for trafficking 14-year-old girl
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A Valley man has been arrested on child prostitution charges.
Al O'Neal, 32, was arrested Tuesday. Police say he recruited a 14-year-old girl and forced her to turn tricks along 27th Avenue. An ad was also placed on backpage.com, said police.
Court records show O'Neal instructed the girl to charge $100 for sex and bring in a minimum of $200 a night.
Tiffany Burt, 28, was also arrested. Police say she drove the girl to Las Vegas for prostitution calls.
Police say a second 15-year-old victim was also rescued. They say both girls were runaways.
Shortly before his arrest, O'Neal had to be hospitalized after "the beating of a lifetime," said investigators. He would not say what happened, but his eye was busted and he needed casts on his arm and leg, they said.