Timothy Jay Vafeades
A Utah truck driver accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country is challenging his arrest. Defense attorney Vanessa Ramos argued Wednesday that Minnesota state troopers shouldn’t have arrested Timothy Jay Vafeades last year for violating a protective order because it was no longer valid.
A Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer as he traveled the country had four more victims, federal prosecutors said in court documents.
Federal charges have been filed against a Utah trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in his semitrailer for months at a time. Authorities have accused 54-year-old Timothy Jay Vafeades of kidnapping a 19-year-old female relative in May, taking her across the country and sexually abusing her hundreds of times. Vafeades was arrested Nov. 26 in Clay County, Minn., by an officer who realized the teenager had a restraining order against Vafeades.