Police in Daytona Beach, Florida have decided that they will not arrest and charge a man who admits to beating a child molester who attacked his 11-year-old son.
On July 18, the father of an 11-year-old boy called police to report that his son was being molested by Raymond Frolander, 18. During the 9/11 call to the Volusia County emergency dispatch, the man is heard telling the dispatcher that he left Frolander “nice and knocked out” and “in a puddle of blood” on the floor.
The father told police he came home to find Frolander with his young son. The look on Frolander’s face made the father think something was wrong. The father then said that Frolander’s pants fell down to his ankles “and nothing else needed to be said” when he saw exposed genitals.
When police arrived they found Frolander badly beaten. The man was arrested for sexual battery on a child under 12 years old.
A police affidavit reported, “We observed the defendant laying motionless on the living room floor with several knots on his face and bleeding from his mouth.”
The affidavit also notes that Frolander confessed saying, “I’m guilty.”
In an early report CNN quoted Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood saying he had no problem with what the father did to the molester: “Not as a police chief and not as a father.”
“Dad reacted like a dad,” Chitwood said. “He’s acting like a father, protecting his son, and he’s furious over what has occurred.”
Booking photos of Frolander show him with a severely swollen face, split lips, black eyes, abrasions and contusions, and one eye swollen shut from the beating.
Thus far no charges are being filed against the father. Frolander is being held without bail.
~Warner Todd Huston