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 father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.
I have a five year old and a three year old. As far as I'm concerned, more power to this father. I'd do the same thing.
There are rarely situations where I would outright condone the death of another person, but there are some people in this world who do not belong in this world. Osama Bin Laden was one of them. Adolf Hitler. Jeffrey Dahlmer.
And any child rapist. Some may argue that it's a compulsion these people cannot control. Some may say he needs help and not a death sentence. The question is: How much trauma, rape and/or eventual death at the hands of these kinds of deviants is justifiable before a father takes the law into his own hands.
Others may say murder is never right under any circumstances. Some may say it's not the way they were brought up (hey, I was brought up Christian).
But I'm siding with the father. If this were my kids I wouldn't give this guy a second of my remorse.