Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter

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    Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter
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    By Jack Maddox, CNN
    updated 10:22 AM EDT, Tue June 12, 2012

    (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.

    Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter - CNN.com
     
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    Hope the little girl is going to be OK. Also hope the DA doesn't try to charge the father with anything. Jury nullification would be the best possible result for that DA if he took that route.
     
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    Jury would figure it out in a heartbeat...
     
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    Assuming the story is the entire story and it is a true version of what happened, I don't think the father is going to prison.

    Of course now that the father killed the groomer, the father's entire defence is going to hinge on him being able to prove that the guy was molesting his child.
     
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    Let's put it this way: a father saved his daughter from being raped and the pedophile died as a result of the confrontation.
     
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    i wonder what was more traumatic to the child...the abuse or watching her father kill a man?
     
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    Sad situation, I can't blame the father, I'd probably do the same.
     
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    Seriously? I am somewhat confident that having her father come in and STOP her from getting rapped by killing the assailant is far less damaging then actually having been raped.
     
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    And the last time I looked, our criminal justice system doesn't impose the death penalty for rape.
     
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    Should the father have left, called the police and waited for them to come and stop the rapist?

    As the Sheriff said "This will go to a Texas prosecutor who may present it to a Texas grand jury and Texans will decide if this man should be prosecuted."

    Which is pretty much Texas code for "he'll go free".
     

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