Former Everett firefighter indicted in new sex-crime case

David “Pete” Vier could go to prison for life if convicted of the charges, which were filed in Wyoming.

David Peter Vier (Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office)

David Peter Vier (Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office)

EVERETT — A grand jury in Wyoming has indicted a convicted sex offender from Granite Falls who also is a former Everett firefighter.

David “Pete” Vier, 63, could go to prison for decades, or perhaps the rest of his life, if convicted of the new charges accusing him of federal sex crimes, court papers say.

The indictment was unsealed last week in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Vier was arrested near there in January, accused of knowingly transporting two girls, 12 and 14, across state lines with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Vier pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of interstate transportation of minors for prostitution and one count of commission of a felony sex offense by a registered sex offender.

He is at risk of 10 years to life for the interstate transportation charge and an additional decade behind bars for the sex offender charge, court papers say.

Vier had a long career with the Everett Fire Department, and at one point oversaw emergency medical services. He resigned in 2014 after he was arrested in a Seattle police sting for attempting to obtain sex from somebody he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

The conviction cost him his Washington paramedic license and required him to register as a sex offender. His legal troubles also brought to light years of bad behavior on and off his fire department job, much of it revolving around his mistreatment of women.

His Wyoming arrest came Jan. 20 after two teen girls used his cellphone to call for help. They were hiding in a restaurant and accused Vier of sexual misconduct, according to an affidavit filed in court by an FBI agent.

The girls said they met Vier in Seattle and he offered to give them a ride to Kansas. Along the way, Vier reportedly groped the girls and demanded sexual activity, eventually paying one $40 for a sex act, the affidavit said.

Vier denied sexual activity with the girls, court papers said.

A search of his truck turned up partially used vials of sedatives, including Amidate, a drug that can be used to induce sleep. Investigators also seized a duffel bag that reportedly contained, among other things, sex toys, riding crops, whips, blindfolds, Velcro restraints, a dog collar and a leash, court papers say.

A court-approved search of Vier’s phone found “a vast amount of data pertaining to non-consensual sexual acts” and showed “what appeared to be a fixation on younger females,” Wyoming officials said earlier.

Scott North: 425-339-3431; north@herald Twitter: @snorthnews.

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