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TACOMA, Washington (AP) -- A man who was mutilated and left for dead as a boy, an attack that led to the nation's first law allowing indefinite confinement of sexual predators, has died in a motorcycle wreck at age 23.

Ryan Alan Hade, of Roy, died June 9 when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck near Yelm.

Hade was the victim of a grisly attack in 1989 that made national headlines. A convicted sex offender, Earl Kenneth Shriner, was sentenced to 131 years in prison for ambushing and raping the 7-year-old, mutilating him, stabbing him and leaving him for dead in a Tacoma park.

Legislators cited the case in adopting the nation's first state law to allow indefinite civil confinement of sexual predators, noting that Shriner had a 25-year history of perversion and violence against young people.

Hade enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding and skydiving and recently got a flying lesson from a cousin while visiting Illinois.

"He survived something that was extreme and consequently he lived his life extreme," his mother, Helen Harlow, said. "You cheat death once, you figure you can cheat it just about any time you want."

Her son was able to lead a full life after the attack, Harlow had said. She became a crusader for laws to protect the public against predators.

Now 55, Shriner remains in prison.
 

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man... that sucks.. we take life for granted it could have happened to any one of us.
 

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Sad, sad stuff.
 

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At least he went doing something he enjoyed. Glad he found something such as motorcycling to find enjoyment in what could have been a wasted life of sadness. RIp to the young man.
 

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I think the point here is that this young guy didn't act like a victim for his whole life. He endured what he did and then went on and lived his life on his own terms. A lot of people could learn from his example. God speed.
 
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