Former Everett firefighter gets 15 years for sex trafficking

Prosecutors said David Peter Vier, 63, picked up teen girls in Seattle and drove them to Wyoming.

David Vier (Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office)

David Vier (Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office)

Associated Press and Herald staff

CASPER, Wyo. — A registered sex offender who is a former Everett firefighter was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Wyoming to trafficking girls for sexual activity.

Prosecutors say 63-year-old David Peter Vier picked up the girls, ages 12 and 14, in Seattle in January. They said they wanted a ride to Kansas.

The girls reported Vier groped them, demanded sexual favors and said he was going to have sex with them at a motel in Cheyenne.

The girls told investigators there was pornography on Vier’s cellphone along with messages about kidnapping and rape. They escaped and called for help in the town of Little America in southwestern Wyoming.

KTWO-AM reports Vier, who is from Granite Falls, was sentenced Monday in Casper.

His federal prison placement had not been decided as of Tuesday but likely will be in Colorado, according to new court records. He faces 20 years of court supervision after his incarceration.

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.

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