US trucker accused of keeping sex slaves

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A U.S. truck driver is accused of keeping two women as sex slaves while beating them regularly, filing down their teeth and forcing them to alter their appearances.

Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, is charged with kidnapping, transportation for illegal sex activity and possession of child pornography. If convicted he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

According to reports, Vafeades kidnapped a 19-year-old female relative who had come from Florida to work with him in May 2013. After a week she had asked to go home and Vafeades strangled her until she reportedly blacked out. He also used threats and violence to keep her with him for six months.

Vafeades was arrested Nov. 26 in Minnesota, shortly after his arrest a second victim came forward reporting she had been held captive for about three months.

Vafeades made his first appearance in the U.S. District Court on Mar. 12.