Brave Mom Helps Capture 9-Year-Old Daughter's Would-Be Rapist

jailIt's a story so sick and twisted, it's difficult to even comprehend, but fortunately it didn't end as badly as it could have. Ryan Firoved of Kirkland, Washington, is a registered sex offender, who had arranged to meet and rape his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter. Thankfully, the brave mother was able to work with police to thwart his attempts, but the actions of this man and what could have happened to this girl are horrifying.

According to the Kirkland Reporter, Firoved, who is also married, told his girlfriend that he wanted to have sex with her daughter. He was blatant about his previous exploits, and according to police documents, he told her, “I guess you could say I am a pedophile, but at least I am not a predator. People come to me and I make it consensual."

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Instead of just running and protecting her own daughter, the woman (who hasn't been identified to protect her daughter) went to police and worked with them to take the sicko down. But it wasn't easy.

She reportedly "played along," making him think that she would be willing to offer her daughter up as well. How disgusting and frightening that felt, I can't imagine. Police recorded a phone call she had with him in which she asked him if he wanted her to be there during the meeting. He said yes, and then explicitly told her what he'd like to do to the girl. After the conversation, he sent her a text that said he was "so turned on." 

When the appointed time came, Fivored went to the hotel where the encounter was supposed to occur, and police were waiting for him. Of course, he denied the real reason he was there, saying instead that it was just a fantasy. He told them, "It is made up, sick, and a fantasy, but at the end of the day I never touched anyone."

Sick is a ridiculously gross understatement.

He's currently being held on $300,000 bond and will be arraigned on July 19. Hopefully with his prior record (he was convicted in 1999 of child rape) as well as the evidence this brave woman helped police gather,  he'll be locked away and never see the light of day or be able to harm another child again.

Do you think you could do what this woman did to catch a would-be child rapist?


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nonmember avatar Lilac

God I hate the light slap on the wrist these predators and takers of innocence get. He was convicted of raping a child in 1999 but look he back out on the street to do it again.

nonmember avatar Shelly

I commend her for getting the guy caught, for sure. She was smart in how she approached this. With that said, do people not use the internet?? If I were dating someone, I'd do a background check, sex offender registry check...whatever i could to make sure they have no past reported history. Why don't single (or dating) parents do this?!!! I'm glad she did what she did, I just wish parents were smart BEFORE they have a serious relationship.

Heather Duso Johnson

Well good for this mom for turning him in but WTH was she doing dating a married, former child rapist in the first place????  She's just lucky he's sick enough to tell her what he wanted to do and didn't just do it when her back was turned. 

dearg76 dearg76

OH MY GOD. I have to say, I am so proud of this momma. That takes a strong woman with a really strong gage reflex to take something like that and turn it around and help the police bust this sicko. Yeah for her, standing up for her daughter!!! Too often we see the stories of the parents who don't. You go Momma!!!

I truly hope I would act the same in a similar situation, but honestly I would so be more tempted to get a group of people and take this pervert out in the woods. He would not return, or maybe missing an appendage or two.

Todd Vrancic

Probably not.  I rather think that anyone making this suggestion about any of my kids when they were that age (thank heavens they are all grown now.) would no longer exist and that I would be in jail.

nonmember avatar Me

"Brave?" Hardly. With the means we have nowadays, there is no excuse for this pathetic woman to have even started dating this man in the first place! What woman finds out a man is convicted of child rape and then starts dating him WHILE SHE HAS A CHILD OF HER OWN AT HOME? "Lucky moron" is more apt.

Taylo... TaylorFam02

Delusional if you think anything will happen, even if convicted he will only serve a few years if that. Sex offenders are slapped on the wrist and then let out to do it again.

Alyssa MacVeigh

Are all of you commenters completely naive? How difficult do you think it would be for this man to life. He could have given a false name, for one, and there sure as hell have been plent of people who have lied about being married before.

Alyssa MacVeigh

*to lie. That's what I get for typing too fast.

aReal... aRealteenMother

Hell yes I would do the same thing! And I don't think I would think to do a background check if I was a single mom... but if I ever end up one, I probably will now.

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