I hope the inmates finish the job.
Jason Browning said he was going to stab Raymond Frolander, 18, to death after he beat him unconscious but that his son stood up and stopped him from killing the man.
Frolander later admitted to Florida police that he has been molesting the boy for three years.
Browning admitted he ‘just snapped’ when he walked in on Frolander naked with his son. Shortly after beating the teen into a coma, he went to the kitchen and grabbed a knife, he said.
‘I was going to kill him,’ said Browning.
Frolander was considered family by the Brownings and often spent time with the 11-year-old boy, the father said.
‘There was nothing uncommon to let the kids go in the bedroom and play video games together and now I have to wonder why the door was shut,’ Mr Browning said.
The father’s outrage comes from being molested himself as a child at a foster home in California. He said beating Frolander was the easy part and much harder days lie ahead.
‘I’m not going to pressure anything on him,’ Mr Browning said. ‘I know exactly what he’s going through, when he’s ready to talk about it, he will.’
Police defended Mr Browning’s actions but later criticized him for creating a Gofundme page asking for $1million in donations. Mr Browning wrote: ‘We are reaching out to anyone that can help. Our son was sexualy (sic) assaulted and we are now faced with the challenge of picking up the pieces, the emotional and financial burden is about more than we can endure.. Please.. Anything helps.. God bless and be with you all.’
Raymond Frolander, 18, was treated at hospital before being taken to the closest police station, and his still-swollen face was evident from the beating he received only days ago.
Frolander, still covered in bruises and with a swollen face, pleaded not guilty to sexual battery on a child after he admitted to molesting the boy for years.
The father has not been charged with a crime and police appeared to understand his reaction.
Raymond Frolander, 18,was sentenced to 25 years in prison.