“He saved his life,” Dad who beat up son’s alleged rapist says son is a hero

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida father who beat up his son’s alleged rapist has been hailed as a hero by many.

But he says his son is the one who is a true hero.

“My immediate feeling was to kill him so he will never hurt anyone again,” the victim’s dad said.

CNN affiliate WESH doesn’t identify child abuse victims, or their relatives, to protect the family.

So in talking to the victim’s father, WESH obscured his likeness, though he believes the face of the accused, 18-year-old Raymond Frolander, is getting too much publicity.

The victim’s father doesn’t regret his reaction after walking in on Frolander allegedly abusing his boy, but he isn’t bragging about it either.

He is, however, bragging about the victim, his son.

“My son saved Raymond. Raymond was motionless on our floor, I went to the kitchen to grab a butcher knife and my son stopped me. My son came in front of me and saved his attacker’s life,” the father said.

The father said he treated Frolander like one of his own and says police reports that Frolander was abusing the boy for the last three years are wrong.

He claims there was an attempt three years ago, but then Frolander left town and only recently returned. The victim never told anyone about the attempt, so dad knew nothing until he walked in on a sexual battery.

The beating was brutal, but not life-threatening. The father says that’s because of his 11-year-old, who dad thinks forgives Frolander.

“I think he must have because of, he saved his life,” he said.

WESH’s Claire Metz asked: “You don’t forgive Raymond, but your son does?”

“It’s going to be a long time before I ever forgive that, if I can,” he said.

Frolander faces a charge of sexual battery of a child. He is being held without bond.

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  • Meribah Randleman

    may God Bless this child if he has the ability to forgive this waste of humanity. Forgiveness FAR out weights the power of hate but takes SO MUCH strength from the victim. My heart goes out to this family.

  • SurfersRDudebroLosers

    I knew a dude once who said his dad molested him ‘for years’…dude was always n and on about how raposts and molesters should be beaten and killed and all that…huh, yeah, but then dude’s wife finds out he’s leaving pornography up n his comuter for their kids to see, his neicesmtoo…oh the irony!!…it’s wrong to act sex oit n kids, even if that’s just the act of exposing them to pornography….but guess what?

    dude totally rationalizes HIS behavior but will bellow about ‘rapists should be shot’….why? obviously cause their innocence is stolen, right?

    then don’t expose your own kids to porn you freaky hypocrite!!…point is, a lot of dudes that bleet like they’re mr.purities often got their own little dark sexual secrets and think no one will suspect THEM if they act all righteous about these filthy crimes…it’s JUST AS filthy to expose your own kids, or his siblings kids, to porn…

    MORAL? never trust a self-righteous dudebro….especialy if he’s a dudebro in his 50’s that is still objectifying women and leaving porn around for his off spring to see, while claiming to have been a victim of ‘molesting’ himself…half the time they’re just covering up their own filthy deeds….