A former Everett firefighter who arranged online to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl received an eight-month jail sentence Friday following a guilty plea last month.
A former Everett firefighter who arranged to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl was sentenced Friday to eight months in jail.
David “Pete” Vier, 60, pleaded guilty last month to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and two counts of second-degree promoting prostitution. He faced up to a year behind bars, but prosecutors had recommended eight months.
Vier had originally been charged with the more serious offense of commercial sex abuse of a minor, but that charge was amended in a plea deal.
Vier, of Arlington, was arrested in November after he showed up at a Seattle fast-food restaurant intending to pay a juvenile girl $150 for sex, according to the charges.
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A detective with the Seattle Police Department’s Vice & High Risk Victims Unit had posted an online ad the previous week that offered paid sex with a minor.
He received a reply a few days later from an email account named “Fire Medic Pete Vier,” and the two traded emails, with Vier describing the sex acts he wanted to perform on the girl, according to charges.
After Vier was taken into custody, police searched his car and found lubricant, 36 condoms, a vibrator and batteries, as well as erectile-dysfunction medications, according to the charges. Officers also found a receipt showing Vier had purchased the lubricant, 18 condoms, batteries and a vibrator from an adult store in Everett an hour before his arrest.
According to his lawyer, Vier never intended to have sexual contact with a teenager, but had been looking for consensual contact with adult women who shared his fantasy of daddy-daughter role play.
Vier, who had been a firefighter and paramedic with the Everett Fire Department since 1991, retired shortly after his arrest.