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Florida Father Beats Accused Child Abuser

When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth.

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    A central Florida father used his fists and his feet to beat a man he caught abusing his son. (Published Friday, Jul 18, 2014)

    A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said.

    The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said. When officers arrived, they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth.

    "He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you," the father told the 911 dispatcher. "I drug him out to the living room."

    Orlando's NBC affiliate WESH reported that the father — who was not identified by police — told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy.

    When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist."

    "I knew what was going on, and I did what I had a right to, except I didn't kill him," the father told 911 operators. "You are damn lucky, boy, that I love my God."

    The father has not been charged with any crime.

    "Dad was acting like a dad. I don't see anything we should charge the dad with," Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said. "You have an 18-year-old who has clearly picked his target, groomed his target and had sex with the victim multiple times."

    According to the boy, Frolander had been abusing him more than three years during alone time. The boy said he was afraid if he didn't comply that he would get hurt.

    Frolander allegedly admitted to the ongoing abuse saying, "I'm guilty," WESH reported. Frolander allegedly told authorities he had been abused as a child.

    Frolander is charged with sexual battery on a child under 12. He is being held without bail. It was not immediately known whether he'd hired a lawyer.