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    UT - Trucker Timothy Jay Vafeades accused of holding women as sex slaves

    From the Las Vegas Review Journal (www.lvrj.com) March 13, 2014

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/ut...ing-sex-slaves

    The article mentions that the women were allegedly forced to alter their appearance and that the accused allegedly filed down the women's teeth.....
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.

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    wonder if the second woman was someone reported as missing. This is a terrible story and I too bet there are others in his past. Ick.
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    ICK!! is right.

    I agree with everything you wrote. Hopefully authorities will piece together a timeline of where he was when and begin to look for other MPs in those states where he travelled.
    Where is Shawn Hale? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/7546/0/ Missing from Apple Valley CA since 11/04/1994

    Where is Michelle Crawford? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/14428/0/ Missing from Lawton, OK since 06/08/1999

    Where is Jennifer Lee Schmidt? https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4822/0/ (Missing From West Lafayette IN(Purdue University) since 08/06/85.

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    Vampire-obsessed trucker 'kept sex slaves locked in his semitrailer named Twilight Express for months at a time and abused while wearing fake fangs'

    Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, is accused of kidnapping at least two women and holding them in his semitrailer while he traveled the country
    A 19-year-old victim, who is also a relative, says he filed down her teeth and forced her to wear dentures while he wore a pair of his own with fangs
    Another adult victim says she agreed to go to dinner with him but ended up captive in his truck for three months
    During their captivity, the women were threatened with beatings if they made eye contact or spoke with anyone else
    He is facing charges for kidnapping, transportation for illegal sexual activity and possession of child pornography
    If convicted, Vafeades faces 10 years to life in prison


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2vxOPrVAw

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    The "female relative" is only 19 now. But there was a restraining order ordering him not to contact her in 1999. She would have been what, 6 y/o? It makes me wonder if there were suspicions about him before?


    The other woman, I wonder how she got away from him? And did she make a police report? And how did she know to come forward at this time?

    And what was he doing in the time between the other woman and the female relative? Did he have any other riders?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    This is so frightening! Makes me think of Robert Rhoades:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1390824.html

    I fear there are many long distance truck drivers that engage in this type of sadism.

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    http://www.bradenton.com/2014/03/17/...ex-slaves.html

    he has arrest warrants in Utah, ND and Fla. Charges are for the same women so far.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    'Vampire trucker' has Texas ties

    PORTLAND, Maine -- The FBI continue to investigate a man known as the "Vampire Trucker," who authorities say has traveled to Texas.

    Timothy Jay Vafeades was arrested in November and indicted in March on multiple charges of kidnapping, transportation for illegal sexual activity, transportation of child pornography, and possession of child pornography.

    According to authorities, Vafeades was holding his 19-year-old daughter captive in his truck for over six months, repeatedly sexually and physically abusing her. He had been living in and driving his truck around the country for years, and additional victims have been identified since his arrest.


    http://www.kvue.com/story/news/state...ties/10320701/
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    http://www.cbs19.tv/story/25751617/f...ampire-trucker

    FBI is looking for info on Vafeades and his travels. They know he traveled to Maine. Looking for info that may lead to other possible victims.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/loca...aine/10297029/

    A list of states he has been known to travel in. Sorry on my tablet I can't get it to copy, so if some kind person could do that? They are looking at him in connection to missing cases.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/loca...aine/10297029/

    A list of states he has been known to travel in. Sorry on my tablet I can't get it to copy, so if some kind person could do that? They are looking at him in connection to missing cases.
    I got it. From the link:

    Vafeades is known to have traveled to the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.
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    Thank you Softail. I think it is important we preserve that.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    http://m.crookstontimes.com/article/...News/140519905

    Prosecutors ask for more time as they say they have found more evidence.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Softail View Post
    I got it. From the link:

    Vafeades is known to have traveled to the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.
    http://m.crookstontimes.com/article/...News/140519905

    we can add Tennessee to that list according to this article. And I guess any state in between.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/...rida/10315201/

    Florida. 2 1/2 decades.

    This says additional victims have been identified since his arrest.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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