Raymond Frolander, an 18-year-old Florida teen, was beaten to a pulp on Friday after a Daytona man walked in on Frolander molesting his little boy, CBS News is reporting today.
According to the police report, the 11-year-old male child had been playing video games with some other children but was left alone once the kids left. Raymond Frolander, considered a close person to the family, took advantage of the boy while his father stepped out of the house briefly to make a purchase from the store.
When the father returned, he caught Raymond Frolander with his pants around his ankles as he engaged in a sexual act with the child. He immediately took action and beat the 18-year-old child molester until he was unconscious.
According to the Daily Mail, the father called 911 to report the incident. He said, “I just walked in and found a grown man molesting ****, and I have him in a bloody puddle for you right now officer.” After the 911 operator asked him if he had beaten the teen, the father stated, “Oh yea, send him an ambulance. He’s going to need one.”
When officers arrived at the home, they found a badly beaten and unconscious man on the living room floor. According to the Daily Mail, Frolander was taken to a local area hospital to be treated for his injuries. Police later arrested and charged the teen molester with sexual battery. The victim’s father will not be charged with a crime.
The police chief and members of the community feel that the father did what any father would do. He was simply protecting his child. The heightened rage and intense emotions no doubt made this father feel as if he could kill the molester. And that’s just what some parents have done in the past — taken the law into their own hands to deal with the men who have molested their children.
Take the case of Ellie Nessler. Nessler killed the man who molested her daughter. In 1993, Ellie Nessler shot the child molester in the head as he sat in court. She was found guilty of manslaughter and given a sentence of 10 years in prison. The 1999 movie Judgment Day is based on her true story.
In 2012, a Texas father beat Jesus Mora Flores to death for molesting his daughter. Police say, just like in the Raymond Frolander case, the father walked in and caught Jesus Mora Flores raping his daughter, who was just 5 years old at the time. The father was not charged with a crime.
The 1996 movie A Time to Kill portrays a father on trial for the murder of two men who molested his daughter. It stars Samuel Jackson.
Raymond Frolander showed up to his first court appearance with a swollen face and two noticeable fist marks on the back of his head. He was being held without bond.