Daytona Beach police are saying a father who walked in on a man sexually battering his 11-year-old son was “acting like a dad’ when he severely beat the molester and won’t be charged with a crime.
The father, who had left his home briefly while a neighbor, Raymond Frolander, 18, stayed with his son, said when he returned he suspected something was amiss since the house was so quiet. Upon going to a back room, he discovered Frolander in the act.
“He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said,” the father told the 9-1-1 dispatcher. “I did whatever I got a right to do, except I didn’t kill him.”
Asked by the dispatcher if there were weapons used in the incident, the father indicated only “my foot and my fist.”
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions, Sir,” the father said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you. I drug him out to the living room.”
“Send an ambulance. He is going to need one,” he said.
Police arriving at the scene at 1:07 a.m. Friday found Frolander unconscious on the floor. His face had several knots and he was bleeding from the mouth, reported the Daytona News-Journal.
Frolander was treated for his injuries at a local medical center and charged with sexual battery by an 18-year-old on a victim under the age of 12. The police affidavit of his questioning says Frolander admitted the sexual battery, telling officers, “I’m guilty.”
The victim told officers he had been playing video games with friends, but after they left Frolander asked him to sit on his lap and then took him to a back room.
According to the boy, Frolander pulled his pants down and started sexually battering him. The abuse had been occurring since the boy was 8 years old.
“When (the victim) sat on the 18-year-old’s lap, he knew what was next,” Police Chief Mike Chitwood told the News-Journal. “The young man was in fear that if he didn’t comply, he would get hurt.”
There is “something that’s lost that you can never get back, and that’s innocence,” the chief said.