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‘Vampire Trucker’ strikes plea deal on child porn charges

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Posted at 11:42 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 15:50:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man nicknamed the “Vampire Trucker” has  struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors to child porn charges.

During a federal court appearance on Wednesday, Timothy Vafeades pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography. Prosecutors dismissed another child pornography charge as part of a plea deal.

Vafeades is still facing trial on federal charges of kidnapping and transportation for illegal sexual activity. He is accused of kidnapping women and driving them to other states, where they were sexually assaulted. Prosecutors have also accused the semi-truck driver of taking a Dremel to one woman’s teeth to give her “fangs.” FBI agents have written in affidavits that Vafeades has vampire fangs himself.

Vafeades is scheduled to go on trial in July.