Utah 'Vampire Trucker' pleads guilty to child porn charge in sex-slave case

 (AP Photo/Clay County Jail)

 (AP Photo/Clay County Jail)

UPDATE TO A STORY WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING!
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer has pleaded guilty to one count of transporting child pornography, though he’s still facing kidnapping and other charges.

Court records show Timothy Jay Vafeades (vah-fee-AH-des) entered the plea Wednesday.

U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch says prosecutors will drop a second child pornography charge in exchange.

Vafeades is still facing four more charges, including kidnapping and transporting for illegal sexual activity. Prosecutors say he imprisoned the woman and sexually assaulted them as he traveled the country. His trial is set for July.

He faces up to 20 years in prison on the child pornography charge, which stems from hard-drives that prosecutors say he kept in his truck.

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