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American father Beats guy to death after catching him molesting his 4-year old daughter

(CNN) -- A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.

The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.

Neither has been publicly identified.

The girl was left inside the family's house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said.

The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.

The father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene, while the daughter was taken to a local hospital in Victoria, Texas, for examinations before being released.

Man kills his alleged abuser

The incident took place Saturday.

Harmon described the girl as "OK besides the obvious mental trauma."

Asked whether they would press charges against the father, the sheriff responded, "You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him."

Harmon described the dad as "very remorseful," adding that he didn't know the man was going to die.

Authorities were withholding the deceased man's name while they notified next of kin. Officials did not know immediately if he has a prior criminal history.

Lavaca County Precinct Judge Alene Lyons, who is coordinating information in the case including autopsy results, said Monday

that a preliminary autopsy report indicated the victim "died from blunt-force head and neck injuries."

"It will take six weeks to get the full report back because they also did a toxicology report," Lyons said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/11/justice/texas-abuser-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


Added: Jun-14-2012 
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  • I would have done the same thing under similar circumstances

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  • Give this man a medal! I'm glad he was able to prevent this sick perv from ruining this little girl's life!!

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    • @denvergirl1963
      The article said he stopped the molestor, not that he prevented the molestation. Man, you fascist pigs wind me up big time with your perverted sense of justice which somehow sees the remedy for the damage done by every conceivable atrocity to be to start a brutality contest with the criminals. Leave the man to deal with his pain and shove your wankish medal up your silly arse.

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    • @XAMOMH^I

      He just saved the tax payers of the state millions of dollars and save the community from a monster! He deserved to die now problem solved!

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    • @XAMOMH^I Anybody who "defends" child molesters & feels more sympathy for them than the innocent victims, can rot in hell, right next to the pervert!

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    • @denvergirl1963
      Criticism against your sick mentality is by no means an endorsement of the criminal. Take your pathetic little straw men elsewhere, douchebag.

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    • @XAMOMH^I The authorities have determined the father did NOTHING wrong and no charges will be filed. Guess I'm not the only one who supports him defending his child.

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  • Good. No chance that sick bastard will ever be in a position to hurt a kid again. There's nothing that can "fix" these assholes. It's either lock them up for life or shoot them in the head.

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  • If there is a reason to beat someone to death, this is it. Fuck 'em, and anyone who looks like 'em.

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  • The father deserves a medal from the Governor of Texas, and a statue put up in his honour..... outside the state courthouse to remind all the other wannabe child twiddlers

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  • WAY TO GO DAD!!!!!!! I hope he doesn't get charged. I would do the same thing.

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  • Good for him. Not only did he resolve a issue permanently, He did the state of Texas a favor by terminating the need to house this scumbag. The man deserves a medal.

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  • great dad. hope the law will leave him alone.

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  • give this men a medal please

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  • I hope this guy gets a key to the City. He snuffed an illegal immigrant piece of shit who shouldn't have been here in the first place.

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  • The guy killed was also an illegal immigrant. Remember they are just here for jobs. NOT

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  • I owe this man a cold one. This needs to happen every single fucking time not let the guy go to jail and hope the "Dad" doesnt kill him anyway when he gets out and then gets charged for murder....

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  • This is a success story on multiple levels.

    1) killed a molestor
    2) killed an illegal
    3) sent warning to others
    4) made for feel-good news story

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  • Said it once and will say it again....He deserves a medal for his actions....A good father will kill and die for the safety of his family....Good man....

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  • Chances are the dead rapist is an illegal alien.

    BTW CNN has been mocking this father's actions and calling it "frontier justice"!

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  • My girlfriend worries that I would react like this to something like that happening. And she's right, I fucking would. I would have cooked his fucking cock and fed it to him them punched kicked stabbed and slashed him to death

    It's not that I have no mercy and no remorse, it's just that I would lose all sense of self control and reality, and I imagine that's what happened with this poor little girls dad. He's just totally (and rightly so IMO) lost it. Serves the Paedo right.

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    • @Jk1985 can you IMAGINE, pre-1800, being told to "wait for the police" to "investigate" something like this?
      Summary Justice.

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  • It's not that just an "American Father" that would do that...ANY FATHER WOULD!
    Anyways, glad the scum pedophile is dead.

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  • This father done what most dads would have done to protect his wee girl, yes its unfortunate that the creep died but he couldn't give a dam for the poor wee innocent lass he was molesting,lets hope the wee lass gets help and support after this ordeal.

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  • Anyone who thinks that father has done something criminal is sick. That father deserves an award! To hell with the rapist. He died like he should have.

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  • dont be remorseful. that piece of shit deserved to die. job well done

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  • This guy should be awarded for bravery in defending his little girl, sure as hell hope the cops see it this way!!

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    • @Sasnz The cops did see it that way. Which is why he wasn't arrested. Unfortunately our justice system is FUBAR, run by people who like to lynch people like Zimmerman or the father in this instance. There's a big difference between the local Texas sheriff there, and the liberals sitting in court-rooms passing down judgment.

      If the pedophile turns out to be other-than-white, the media will play it up until the father gets arrested.

      That might be why they're withholding the guy's name. Because i More..

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  • A father's justice is swift, especially when protecting his little girl. I can't say that that I would have done anything different had I been in that guys shoes. It's understandable he didn't intend to kill the man but in the heat of a moment like that, all the father saw was red. I can't blame him.

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  • no indictment needed from the sounds of it,.any father would have defended his child,that's Human nature 101,.

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  • this guy must carry steam hammers instead of fists, but I guess everyone would get into a lethal rage when seeing such a crime beeing committed on one of his kids. it honours the man for feeling remorseful,which is one more reason for not indicting this father, who simply defended his beloved daughter

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