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Mom's Facebook trap for man wooing 15-year-old daughter on 'Are You Interested' app
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, June 23, 2013

Posted on 06/23/2013 2:56:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A family who discovered his 15-year-old daughter was being wooed on Facebook by a man twice her age took matters into his own hands.

The mom and dad hatched a Facebook ruse that drew the 30-year-old Federal Way man to Spokane earlier this month.

The relationship began in April through a Facebook dating application called ‘Are You Interested’ and was discovered earlier this month by the parents, court records show.

Richards and the girl exchanged hundreds of Facebook messages, communicated via YouTube, met face-to-face in May and then made plans to elope, court records show.

When the girl's parents discovered the relationship on June 7, they took their daughter's computer and locked her out of her Facebook account.

The mother then continued to message the man, posing as her daughter, and persuaded him to go through with the runaway plan. When he arrived at the family's Spokane home in the early hours of June 8, the girl's father and two of his friends were waiting for him in an alley behind the house. They held him until police arrived.

Then the father and a couple of his buddies staked out the arranged meeting spot and blocked the man's escape until police arrived.

The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/190xaXm) reports that the suspect, identified in court documents as Jason D. Richards, faces charges of child rape and attempted kidnapping in Spokane County Superior Court. He is jailed on a $100,000 bond.

The newspaper did not publish the name of the girl or her family.


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1 posted on 06/23/2013 2:56:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I am afraid they may end up getting charged with kidnapping themselves. And, I bet his defense attorney already is saying he was not meeting a 15 year old; it was the parent. I just feel this pedo will likely get away with it. I won’t say what might have/should have happened.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 2:59:57 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: nickcarraway
Then the father and a couple of his buddies staked out the arranged meeting spot and blocked the man's escape until police arrived.

The perp is lucky that the father displayed restraint. He could have "accidentally" run into a baseball bat before the ops arrived.

3 posted on 06/23/2013 3:01:31 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: ozaukeemom
Whoopie Goldberg will come to his defense.
4 posted on 06/23/2013 3:01:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

I applaud the parents idea here.

But I’m afraid a good defense lawyer will get this case tossed with all charges dropped.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 3:01:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

$100,000.. whoa, wait.. Thats only $10,000 to get out, and run... The authorities would need sponges to retrieve this monster if it was my daughter.. jus sayin..


6 posted on 06/23/2013 3:02:12 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: ozaukeemom

Yep. If I was gonna premeditate it I can bet you they never would have found the body, and my family would have air tight alibis.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 3:08:41 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: ozaukeemom
I bet his defense attorney already is saying he was not meeting a 15 year old; it was the parent.

Correct. More honorable than what's going on here. We have middle-aged male sheriff's deputies trolling the internet pretending to be 12 year-old girls luring people from thousands of miles away to be busted on federal charges that the locals don't have to jail, indict, prosecute or incarcerate.

If there is no underage girl, there was no sex and the whole thing was based on a fabrication, where is the victim and who is the criminal?

8 posted on 06/23/2013 3:09:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Delta 21

that would have been a fitting end. Of course, we wouldn’t be reading about it now.


9 posted on 06/23/2013 3:18:45 PM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: TADSLOS
I agree and was going to offer the following "correction":

They held beat him until police arrived.

10 posted on 06/23/2013 3:27:39 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ozaukeemom

I think they should have turned this over to the police if they have a good cybercrimes department there. But if that doesn’t exist there, it sounds like the parents did what they could. The police would have done the same, that is, pretended to be the teenager and set up a meeting.

I don’t think he’ll get away with it, even in that liberal part of the universe.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: nickcarraway

I wish more of these stories would end with, “We have no idea who this guy was, officer, but he is hanging from that tree over there. Must have committed suicide.”


12 posted on 06/23/2013 3:53:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: nickcarraway
From the post: When he arrived at the family's Spokane home... They held him until police arrived.
Then the father and a couple of his buddies staked out the arranged meeting spot and blocked the man's escape until police arrived.

Am I missing something here? They gave him their home address, held him there, then went to the meeting spot? Why go to the meeting spot if the guy was being held at their home?

13 posted on 06/23/2013 4:02:43 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Yeah, I saw that too, but I just put it down to the declining quality of writing in journalism today. It seems that too many scribes want to do their jobs from their IPhones.


14 posted on 06/23/2013 4:14:52 PM PDT by Wingy
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To: Michael.SF.

“two of his friends were waiting for him in an alley behind the house” ... The meeting spot


15 posted on 06/23/2013 4:20:41 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: nickcarraway

Should have invited him to a camping trip...somewhere secluded and rarely visited.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: nickcarraway

Did the girl and the guy actually meet before the parents got involved? If not, I wonder why he was charged with rape?


17 posted on 06/23/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“It’s amazing how much damage you can suffer from self-inflicted baseball bat wounds.”


18 posted on 06/23/2013 4:47:00 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway
Jason D. Richards, faces charges of child rape and attempted kidnapping in Spokane County Superior Court. He is jailed on a $100,000 bond.

Rape???? What is this, the "Minority Report"? It may have been what he had in mind but it seems it never got that far (Thank God). Lock him up? Sure, but keep the charges within the bounds of reality.

Regards,
GtG

19 posted on 06/23/2013 4:47:50 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: nickcarraway

How about that teen girl? Did she learn anything from this?


20 posted on 06/23/2013 5:00:42 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Ken H

Random guy: “What are you doing?”
Jim Carrey: “I’m kicking my ass!”
- Liar, Liar

Actually, a few years ago I actually found a newspaper crime report of a guy doing exactly this.


21 posted on 06/23/2013 5:07:14 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: elkfersupper

MSNBC’s “To Catch a Predator” regularly used adults posing as underage teenagers to lure sexual predators to a house where, after being exposed and humiliated, they are promptly arrested, tried, and given various sentences.


22 posted on 06/23/2013 5:08:03 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

He already met the girl. Perhaps that’s when the rape (one assumes, statutory) ocurred.


23 posted on 06/23/2013 5:09:57 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: elkfersupper
You missed this part: Richards and the girl exchanged hundreds of Facebook messages, communicated via YouTube, met face-to-face in May and then made plans to elope, court records show.

All this happened BEFORE the parents found out and took over her FaceBook ID. Presumably the "rape" charge involves their face-to-face meeting in May.

24 posted on 06/23/2013 5:17:26 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Sawdring; Gandalf_The_Gray

“met face-to-face in May”


25 posted on 06/23/2013 5:34:00 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: nickcarraway

Before we get too carried away with congratulating this father, let us consider the source. This comes from Emirates 24/7, a United Arab Emirates news agency. Please. I don’t think they have a vested interest in showing the US in a flattering light and I’m not sure this is completely kosher. So to speak.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 8:18:06 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare; elkfersupper

From another news story..spokesman review:

Richards allegedly acknowledged to investigators he knew the girl was underage when he had sex with her during his May 18 trip to Spokane. He reportedly gave the girl an engagement ring, and the two had discussed her running away from home and changing her name and appearance to live with him in Western Washington.


27 posted on 06/23/2013 9:12:20 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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