Second victim found of Murray trucker accused of keeping girl hostage for sex

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    March 13, 2014 2:33 p.m.

    Article quote: "Vafeades' alleged trail of abuse ended Nov. 26 in Clay County, Minn., where an alert trooper realized the female passenger in Vafeades' semitrailer had a lifetime protection order issued against him in 1999 out of Florida."

    So why did this teenager think it would be a good idea to go to work for a relative whom she had a lifetime restraining order against?

    Whatever the case, this guy should be locked up and the key thrown away. If I were in charge, I'd have the 2 witnesses testify, plus other witnesses (like the person who noticed the bruising from the beatings on the adult woman), prove to the judge/jury that the child porn actually existed on his computer and then throw him in jail. No appeal allowed and life in jail.


  • Maudine SLC, UT
    March 13, 2014 10:22 a.m.

    @ samhill: Yes, Obama and Holder are responsible for things that happened in the 80's and 90's....

    Your inability to discuss things without politicizing them reflects poorly on you and invalidates any reasonable suggestions you may have.

    Get over your hatred of Obama and try to focus on the topic at hand.

  • Eliot Genola, UT
    March 12, 2014 12:54 p.m.

    What this man has done is disgusting and horrific. He should be punished for his crimes accordingly. But I am very disturbed by the cynical comments made here about the criminal justice system. How many people walk among us, convicted of domestic abuse crimes in the 80s and 90s, yet now fully functional and living productive lives. How are we able to discern which people will commit horrific crimes in the future and which will recognize the error of their ways and make a course correction? She we lock them all up for life to prevent the crimes that this man committed? When someone is convicted of a crime we can only mete out a punishment equal to the crime. We cannot anticipate the crimes that they will yet commit and punish them for those as well. Perhaps what is in need of reform is the sorry attitude of some who will not appreciate the complexity and difficulty inherent in our system of justice.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    March 12, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    "Charging documents also noted that Vafeades has 'numerous domestic related convictions from the 1980s and 1990s,' including a conviction for domestic abuse assault in 2012 in Iowa."

    All these previous charges, the incident in 2012 and the guy is STILL running around free in 2013 so he can do it again?

    My sense of the "justice" system is that it, like the former "INS", the IRS, the NSA and practically every other alphabetic abbreviation in our government is in **serious** need of reform. Especially when people like Eric Holder is the acting Attorney General and, like his boss, President Obama, thinks so little of picking and choosing which laws to enforce and which to ignore....or actually denigrate.

    This reformation must start with us, the voters. Please remember the next time you get a chance to do that.

  • Chris from Rose Park Hartford, CT
    March 12, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    Absolutely disgusting. May God bless the victims and may He provide the healing they need. I am now thankful for how public Elizabeth Smart's life has been. She provides a wonderful example of how healing is possible and how one can still live a productive life after horrendous events.

  • drich Green River, Utah
    March 12, 2014 7:48 a.m.

    There will be a plea deal and he will be out
    In a year!!

  • Jack of trades SLC, UT
    March 11, 2014 11:27 p.m.

    So....what didn't he do? He'll probably walk in 10 years.