Accused Human Trafficker Faces Federal Charges

A Washington man, who was arrested in Sweetwater County last month for suspected Human Trafficking and Sexual Servitude of a Minor, now faces federal charges. The FBI took custody of 63-year-old David Vier this week. He is now being charged in the US District Court in Cheyenne with felony Transportation With Intent To Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity. Officers responded to Little America hotel, west of Green River in January, where they were told two girls were hiding from a man in the restaurant there. Deputies were able to locate the two girls who were 12 and 14 years old, as well as Vier, the man they were hiding from. The girls told officers they met Vier in Seattle, and while he was driving them to Wyoming, he had pressured them to participate in sexual acts. The girls said that after arriving at the Little America Hotel in Green River, Vier told them he was going to have sex with them. After hearing this, the girls ran away, taking Vier’s cell phone with them to call for help. Detectives searched Vier’s pickup and recovered, multiple restraint items, including handcuffs, soft restraints, tape, and rope, mouth gags, whips, clamps, and tranquilizer drugs. According to the Seattle Times, in 2015 Vier also pleaded guilty to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and two counts of second-degree promoting prostitution after he was arrested in a sting where he intended to pay a minor $150 for sex. Pictured David Vier, photo courtesy of the Sweetwater County Detention Center, click to enlarge.

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