Police: Pimp arrested for trafficking 14-year-old girl

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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.

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