Imagine you're a father and suddenly heard your four year old daughter scream in the distance. As you raced to her aid imagining all the things that could happen to her on a farm to make her yell for aid - would you think for a second that someone could be sexually assaulting her? And when you finally found her to help and you found yourself face to face with her molester - would you be able to contain your anger while trying to stop him? Those are the questions that were raised on the radio show this morning when Glenn read what has to be one of the more disturbing stories to come across his desk in quite some time. Glenn, Pat, and Stu debated the story and the emotional fallout on radio this morning.
A Texas father beat a man to death after catching him molesting his 4-year-old daughter in a horse barn, The Houston Chronicle reports. The incident happened Saturday evening near Shiner, Texas.
Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon identified the deceased as a 47-year-old man from Gonzales, Texas. He was reported dead at the scene, however, his name will not be released until his next of kin is notified.
Harmon said the father and daughter were with several other people at the family’s barn to groom and tend to the horses, according to The Chronicle. The alleged attacker was reportedly an acquaintance of the father.
The sound of the little girl’s screams were later heard coming from the barn and instinctually, the father rushed to his daughter’s aide. After reaching the barn, he found a man sexually assaulting his daughter – undoubtedly a dad’s worst nightmare.
After pulling the attacker off of her, the father repeatedly struck the man in the head.
The young girl was taken to DeTar hospital in Victoria where doctors ran tests to determine whether sexual assault had occurred, The Houston Chronicle reports. She was eventually released.
"I don't think this guy could have stopped. Would you? Can you imagine walking in and seeing your four-year-old daughter being molested by a guy," Glenn said. "I don't think I could stop myself."
"God bless this family. Pray for all of the people involved. Pray for the soul of the guy who's gone man. But pray for this family. God bless. The father and the mother and the little girl."