Feds: Fall River Man Flew to Michigan to Rape Young Girls
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Fall River man who flew to Michigan to carry out a plot to rape two young girls has been arrested by federal authorities.
Jonathan Ryan Ledoux, 30, of Fall River, was arrested on March 22 after traveling from Boston's Logan International Airport to Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
At the time of his arrest, authorities say Ledoux was in possession of bondage collars, condoms, and a form stating that he carried no sexually transmitted diseases.
Ledoux was indicted four days later by a grand jury on charges of attempted coercion and enticement and interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. He was arraigned on the charges on March 28 in U.S. District Court.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan Southern Division, Ledoux had been in contact via an online incest chatroom with whom he believed to be a single mother of nine and 14-year-old daughters. The "single mother" was actually Homeland Security Investigations agent Scott T. Bauer.
Bauer first made contact in November with Ledoux, who was using the screen name DeviantNerd42, according to court documents.
"I definitely would like to find a woman like you with some young girls to play with,’’ Ledoux allegedly wrote.
As the conversation continued, Ledoux's remarks became increasingly disturbing.
"”I’d love to breed them if I could,’’ and “don’t you think it’d be fun having a roommate to . . . rape your little girls every day.’’
Throughout the alleged conversation, Ledoux became explicit in how he would carry out the sexual acts, saying he would urinate on the young girls and force them to wear collars "as a signature of ownership."
In December, Ledoux supposedly disclosed that he was afraid of getting caught and having his parents learn about his crimes.
“I would rather disappear in a jail cell and have them never know what happened to me than for them to find out that their perfect, good, morally sound son would go out to meet a complete stranger and attempt to have sex with a minor,’’ Ledoux allegedly wrote to Bauer.
He also told Bauer that if he were arrested, he would go quietly.
“If I’m going to jail for this then I might as well get it over with.’’
The charges Ledoux faces carry a minimum ten-year sentence and a maximum of life in prison if he is convicted.