EVERETT — A disgraced former Everett firefighter, who once oversaw the city’s emergency medical services, has been charged with a new sex crime.
David “Pete” Vier was arrested in Wyoming in January for alleged misconduct toward two girls, 13 and 15. They told police he touched them inappropriately. They also said they saw other young girls in homemade pornography on his cellphone.
Vier, 63, already is a registered sex offender from a Seattle police sting. In that case, from 2014, he tried to obtain access to a fictional 15-year-old girl. Vier retired from Everett soon after his arrest and also lost his Washington paramedic license.
His legal troubles brought to light years of bad behavior on and off the job, much of it revolving around his treatment of women. Vier also took part in a pattern of ambulance billing errors by the city, which led to a recent six-figure federal settlement.
Last month, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office initially was told that Vier was missing from his home near Granite Falls. Local detectives confirmed he was in custody elsewhere.
The Daily Herald recently obtained documents about the case from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office in Wyoming. The prosecutor’s office there declined to answer questions.
Vier told police he met the girls in a Seattle parking lot, records show. The girls were trying to get to Kansas, and he offered to give them a ride part of the way.
The teen told detectives the unwanted sexual contact began soon into the drive. Fearing it would escalate, they made a plan to run away from him, they said.
Investigators in Wyoming obtained a judge’s permission to search Vier’s phone and truck. The phone had “a vast amount of data pertaining to non-consensual sexual acts” and showed “what appeared to be a fixation on younger females,” the report says.
Allegedly found in the truck were knives, handcuffs and other restraints, along with a vial of prescription tranquilizer.
The Jan. 23 charges accuse Vier of two counts each of human trafficking and abuse of a minor.
His corrections supervision in Washington ended in January last year.