A man who was beaten by the father of a child he was caught sexually abusing has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Raymond Frolander, from Daytona Beach, Florida, was beaten until he was unconscious and left with clear facial injuries after he was found abusing the 11-year-old boy last year.
The father called police after administering his own punishment.
Frolander, who was 18 at the time, was found by officers lying in a pool of his own blood.
According to a 911 recording, the unnamed father told the operator: “I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child) and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now.
“Send an ambulance. He is going to need one.”
The father ended the call by saying: “I did whatever I got a right to do, except I didn’t kill him.”
Frolander was charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12.
Speaking to investigators after the attack, the child said that he had been playing games with friends at the property; however, once those friends had left, Frolander began to sexually assault him.
The child also said that this had not been an isolated incident, and that Frolander had been abusing him since the age of eight.
According to Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood, Frolander was “almost like a family member” to his alleged victim and he had groomed his target for a period of time, having sex with the victim on multiple occasions.
The father was not charged with any crime.
Chitwood said the man was just “acting like a dad”, and he didn’t see anything to charge him with.
Asked whether he had any issues with the father’s actions, Chitwood said: “Not as a police chief and not as a father.”