Florida Teen Beaten by Victim's Father Gets 25 Years

A teenager who was beaten unconscious after a Daytona Beach, Florida, father says he found him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

A Volusia County judge sentenced 18-year-old Raymond Frolander on Thursday after he pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

The victim's father told police that he walked in on Frolander abusing his son last July and immediately attacked the teen. The father called 911 and said at home point, "He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you."

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

"Dad was acting like a dad. I don't see anything we should charge the dad with," Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said after Frolander was taken into custody. "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.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that no charges were ever filed against the father.

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