Father beats man to death he caught molesting his daughter

Published On: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:30 PM
By: Helene Fox
A barn
A father beat a man to death after catching him sexually molesting his four-year-old daughter in a barn.

The man whose name has not been released to protect his daughter arrived with several others to tend to horses. A short time later the girl was heard screaming leading her father to see what was wrong.

Seeing the man sexually assault the four-year-old, the father pulled the attacker off the girl and allegedly hit him several times over the head. Sheriff Micah Harmon said the victim, a 47-year-old man, died at the scene.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office will be performing an autopsy on the victim to
 determine the cause of death. His name will not be released until his next-of-kin are notified.

The girl was taken to DeTar Hospital in Victoria to be evaluated and to have tests done to determine if a sexual assault occurred. She was released later. It is not known if the father and daughter knew the assailant.

No arrest have been made in the case and a grand jury will determine what, if any, charges will be filed.