Kirkland convicted child rapist charged with attempting to rape girlfriend’s daughter
By MATT PHELPS
Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
July 13, 2012 · Updated 2:08 PM
A Kirkland man has been charged with attempted rape of a child after being caught in a sting trying to have sexual contact with his girlfriend’s daughter.
Ryan D. Firoved, 36, went to the Baymont Inn in Kirkland expecting to meet his girlfriend and her 9-year-old daughter for a sexual encounter on July 5 and instead was arrested by Kirkland police. The woman’s daughter was not at the hotel at the time and the mother was cooperating with the sting, according to police records.
Seattle police previously investigated the man for soliciting sex with minors online and he was convicted in 1999 of child rape. Firoved, who is also married to another woman, told his girlfriend that he wanted to have sexual contact with her daughter in phone calls recorded by Kirkland police, according to court records.
Firoved’s girlfriend came to the Kirkland Police station on June 25 to first report conversations she had with the man about sexual encounters he told her about involving himself and minors. Firoved told his girlfriend on several occasions that he had sexual contact with other minors, one as young at 8-years-old.
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,” according to charging documents. Firoved then told his girlfriend that he would like to have sex with her daughter, the documents continue.
Officers reviewed text messages from the suspect to the woman confirming those parts of her story. A later series of text messages confirmed Firoved’s desire to have sex with the woman’s daughter. The woman told detectives that she began to “play along” leading him to believe that she was in agreement, according to court documents.
Seattle police informed Kirkland detectives that they had investigated Firoved. In the case, the Kirkland man had answered an online ad looking for people who had an interest in exploiting minor female children. The online ad was set up by the SPD task force on child sex crimes, according to police records.
On July 3, detectives recorded a phone call between the girlfriend and Firoved discussing the possible sexual encounter. During the call, the suspect was very apprehensive about details and paranoid about the police, stated court documents. The woman got him more comfortable by asking him about previous sexual encounters he had experienced with other minors.
During the conversation, the woman asked if he wanted her there for the encounter with her daughter. She asked Firoved, “So I would be your partner in crime?” and he replied “yes,” the documents continue.
When the phone call ended the woman received a text message from the man that said, “so turned on.” During a recorded phone call later that night, Firoved stated that he wanted to have sexual contact with the woman’s daughter, according to charging documents.
Detectives recorded a phone conversation between the suspect and the woman setting up the meeting at the Baymont Inn with the woman’s daughter. When Firoved arrived at the room he was met by detectives and attempted to flee. He told police he was there to break up with his girlfriend as he was arrested, according to police records.
Firoved later admitted in a written statement that all the recorded phone conversations were of him and his girlfriend but that it was all just fantasy. He told detectives that “It is made up, sick and a fantasy, but at the end of the day I never touched anyone,” police records continue.
In Firoved’s 1999 conviction, he met a 14-year-old girl online and eventually had sex with the girl. When the man was released from prison he was classified as a Level-II sex offender but a review panel downgraded him to Level-I status “due to the sex acts being consensual in nature,” according to police documents.
He is currently being held in the King County Jail on $300,000 bail and will be arraigned on July 19.
Contact Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-822-9166 ext. 5052.