Former WA firefighter arrested on sex trafficking charge

Former WA firefighter arrested on sex trafficking charge
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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) – A 63-year-old man has been arrested in Wyoming and charged with sex trafficking.

Federal court records say David Peter Vier, a former Everett, Washington, firefighter, is charged with a single count of transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

He allegedly told two underage girls he would drive them from Seattle to Little America, Wyoming, then stopped along the way to demand sexual contact.

KTWO-AM reports Vier made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne on Wednesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin ordered Vier held without bond.

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Vier on Jan. 20 after receiving a report about two girls hiding from a man at a hotel.

Police say they found two female juveniles — ages 12 and 14 — with Vier. The girls were placed in protective custody.

It wasn’t immediately known whether Vier had an attorney.

The News Tribune reports in 2015, he was convicted of trying to pay for sex with an undercover cop posing as a 15-year-old girl.

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Information from: KTWO-AM, http://www.k2radio.com/