Trucker Admits Sexual Assault and Kidnapping, Authorities Say

Salt Lake City, UT – A California trucker is facing multiple felony charges after admitting to holding a woman inside his semi-truck and performing sex acts on her against her will.

According to court documents, truck driver Charlie Lee Thomas III, 27, met an unidentified woman near I-80 en route to Colorado on Friday, September 6.

Authorities said Thomas agreed to pay the woman $150 “for her time.”

However, once the woman got into Thomas’ red Peterbilt semi-truck, she said Thomas did not fulfill the terms of their agreement.


She told police Thomas only paid her $50, so she performed oral sex on Thomas and then wanted to leave, documents state.

The woman told police that when she tried to leave Thomas refused to allow her to do so.

Further, he insisted he was intent on performing a “fetish” sex act on her.

The woman told police Thomas then took her car keys and physically restrained her, before performing the “fetish” sex act on her.

According to arresting documents, Thomas was arrested and admitted he physically held the victim against her will and sexually assaulted her.


He faces three first-degree felony charges of forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping.

He is being held in the Salt Lake County jail without bail.



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