Police: Dad sees son being molested, beats up suspect

Daytona Beach police say a father beat up an 18-year-old man after he said he witnessed the teenager sexually abusing his son.

According to a police report, Raymond Frolander is a family acquaintance who solicited the boy to engage in sexual activity at the boy's home around 1:30 a.m. on Friday.  Authorities said the father walked in on the alleged abuse and then beat Frolander, leaving him bleeding and motionless on the floor.  He then called 911 to report the incident.

"I just walked in and found a grown man molesting my [name withheld], and I got him in a bloody puddle right now for you officer."

The 35-year-old father said he had just left the house for a short while, and when he returned, he said he thought he heard something in the back bedroom.

"I looked at Ray and said, 'What's going on?' He stood up, and his pants fell around his ankles," the father told the 911 dispatcher.  "I knew what was going on, and I did what I had a right to do, except I didn't kill him."

When officers arrived, they found Frolander unconscious on the floor.  He was taken to Halifax Medical Center and later transported to the jail before appearing before a judge later in the day.

According to the police report, the young victim disclosed there was a history of past sexual abuse involving the defendant, beginning when the victim was 8.  Police said that during an interview, Frolander admitted he has had a sexual relationship with the victim over the past three years.

"Here's a young man whose innocence was taken away from him," said Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood.   "Eight to 11-year-olds should be outside playing sports and video games, not cowering in fear."

Chitwood said the father will not face any charges for the beating, because he was protecting his son as a crime was being committed.

Frolander is charged with sexual battery on a child under 12 and has been denied bond by a Volusia County judge.


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